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An opinion that does not require evidence, often based on societal or religious teaching or ethics
A testable statement that predicts the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable
A well substantiated explanation of the natural world, can incorporate facts, laws, inferences and tested hypotheses
An objective observation that can be measured again and again with the same result
A statement of an observed regularity among facts, often expressible as a simple mathematical relationship
International system of units, the metric system of measurements which is used by all scientists
Factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely keeps the same
Factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely changes; also known as independent variable.
Factor in an experiment that a scientist wants to observe, which may change in response to the manipulated variable; also known as a dependent variable.
Data that is numerical and can be measured
Data that is descriptive and can be observed
(1) A set of interacting parts that perform an action. (2) A collection of parts that work together to form a whole.
Smaller systems that operate within the context of a larger system
Resources used or consumed by a system
Products, byproducts, and results of a system
conceptual, help reduce complexity, are artificial, more or less permeable
A graphical description of the relationship among the input, processing, and output in an information system
A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incorrect and what the investigation showed, based on observations and data. .
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