Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account


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


well-supported explanation about the natural world


representation of something in the natural world


describes a basic principle of nature that occur under certain conditions


organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions


process of obtaining information by using the senses


testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation


any factor that can change in an experiment, observation, or model


all information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculation or reasoning

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording