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15 terms

Science Fusion Unit 1 Lessons 1-3

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science
systematic study of natural events and conditions
empirical evidence
evidence gained from observations
natural world
What science studies
testable ideas
not personal beliefs or opinions, but ideas that can be tested; part of science
scientific explanation
describes a natural process using empirical evidence
evidence, logic, tests, conclusion
how scientific explanation is evaluated
designing experiments; explaining observations
how scientists show creativity
theory
well-supported explanation about the natural world
model
representation of something in the natural world
law
describes a basic principle of nature that occur under certain conditions
experiment
organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions
observation
process of obtaining information by using the senses
hypothesis
testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation
variable
any factor that can change in an experiment, observation, or model
data
all information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculation or reasoning