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28 terms
Nature of Science and Scientific Method
Science
Scientific Method
Variables
Independent Variable
A way or a process used to investigate what is happening arou…
Approach taken to try to solve a problem.
Factors that are controlled during an experiment.
The variable being tested or changed. The "cause" of a change.
Science
A way or a process used to investigate what is happening arou…
Scientific Method
Approach taken to try to solve a problem.
14 terms
Scientific Method and the Nature of Science
Science
Scientific Knowledge
Law
Causal Question
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
A collection of facts; some sure, some not very sure, but non…
a statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
a how or why question rather than a what question
Science
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
Scientific Knowledge
A collection of facts; some sure, some not very sure, but non…
12 terms
Nature of Science - Intro to Scientific Method
Description
Explanation
Inference
Inquiry
A spoken or written summary of observations
An interpretation of observations. (You provide the why/how)
A logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from pr…
the act of asking questions to gather information
Description
A spoken or written summary of observations
Explanation
An interpretation of observations. (You provide the why/how)
18 terms
Nature of Science & Scientific Method
independent variable
dependent variable
constant
control
the variable that the scientist consciously changes
the variable that changes as a result of the independent vari…
a variable in an experiment that the scientist keeps unchange…
group in a scientific experiment that is not exposed to the i…
independent variable
the variable that the scientist consciously changes
dependent variable
the variable that changes as a result of the independent vari…
22 terms
The Nature of Science/ Scientific Method
Science is best defined as
Who determines scientific facts?
Which is NOT a characteristic that mak…
How is equipment used in science?
what is known about the universe AND the methods use to obtai…
everyone using their senses
B. open to interpretation
To extend the range of the senses
Science is best defined as
what is known about the universe AND the methods use to obtai…
Who determines scientific facts?
everyone using their senses
31 terms
Nature of Science and Scientific Method
law (scientific law)
theory
unbiased
pseudoscience
describes relationships under certain conditions in science,…
an explanation that is supported by many observations and exp…
objective, impartial, fair
"fake science" - does not follow the rules of science
law (scientific law)
describes relationships under certain conditions in science,…
theory
an explanation that is supported by many observations and exp…
32 terms
Scientific Method/ Nature of Science
analyze
bioethics
biology
constant
examine methodically for explanation
study of controversial issues that develop as a result of a d…
science of life
a factor that remains fixed during an experiment while the in…
analyze
examine methodically for explanation
bioethics
study of controversial issues that develop as a result of a d…
17 terms
Scientific Method / Nature of Science
Independent variable
Dependent variable
Experimental group
Control group
The factor that the scientist changes in the experimental gro…
The data that is collected in an experiment.
A group of test subjects that the scientist runs their experi…
The group of test subjects that do not get the independent va…
Independent variable
The factor that the scientist changes in the experimental gro…
Dependent variable
The data that is collected in an experiment.
29 terms
Nature of Science & Scientific Method Vocab
Control
Dependent Variable
Evidence
Hypothesis
The group in an experiment which remains constant to be used…
Responding Variable whose values are affected by one or more…
Facts or observations on which a conclusion can be based
An idea (formula, or if/then statement) that predicts the out…
Control
The group in an experiment which remains constant to be used…
Dependent Variable
Responding Variable whose values are affected by one or more…
11 terms
Nature of Science Set 1 Scientific Method terms
graph
hypothesis
independent variable
inference
a picture of information froma data table which shows the rel…
a possible explanation fo a set of observations or to answer…
The one factor that is changed during an experiment. Also cal…
An interpretation based on observation and prior knowledge
graph
a picture of information froma data table which shows the rel…
hypothesis
a possible explanation fo a set of observations or to answer…
41 terms
Nature of Science and the Scientific Method
Control group
Controlled Experiment
Hypothesis
Inference
the contains the same factors as the experimental group, bt t…
an experiment in which an observer tests a hypothesis. The in…
a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested…
a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from pr…
Control group
the contains the same factors as the experimental group, bt t…
Controlled Experiment
an experiment in which an observer tests a hypothesis. The in…
20 terms
Nature of Science & Scientific Method
Scientific Argumentation
Fair Test
Natural Illusions
False Assumptions
Involves making claims based on observing evidence and justif…
If possible, carry out the test in efforts to test or disprov…
Recognizing things are not always as they seem. "Perception i…
Involves explanations of ideas to the degree that you think o…
Scientific Argumentation
Involves making claims based on observing evidence and justif…
Fair Test
If possible, carry out the test in efforts to test or disprov…
20 terms
The Nature of Science-Scientific Method
Which of is NOT a step in the scientif…
Redi placed pieces of meat in several…
Redi placed pieces of meat in several…
Redi placed pieces of meat in several…
c. Ask other people for their opinion
d. All of the above are examples of problems
b. Maggots come from eggs laid by flies
a. He placed food in two jars, covering one jar and leaving t…
Which of is NOT a step in the scientif…
c. Ask other people for their opinion
Redi placed pieces of meat in several…
d. All of the above are examples of problems
9 terms
NATURE OF SCIENCE/SCIENTIFIC METHOD
independent variable
dependent variable
control
hypothesis
thing that is controlled or changed
the result; dependent on independent variable
In an experiment, the standard that is used for comparison
educated guess based on logic
independent variable
thing that is controlled or changed
dependent variable
the result; dependent on independent variable
18 terms
Nature of Science and the Scientific Method
independent variable
dependent variable
control
constant
the variable that the scientist consciously changes
the variable that changes as a result of the independent vari…
group in a scientific experiment that is not exposed to the i…
a variable in an experiment that the scientist keeps unchange…
independent variable
the variable that the scientist consciously changes
dependent variable
the variable that changes as a result of the independent vari…
37 terms
Scientific Methods and the Nature of Science
Atom
Molecule
Monomer
Macromolecule/Polymer
particle that is a fundamental building block of all matter
two or more atoms joined by chemical bonds
molecules that are subunits of polymers
molecule that consist of multiple monomers
Atom
particle that is a fundamental building block of all matter
Molecule
two or more atoms joined by chemical bonds
20 terms
Nature of Science and Scientific Method
science
theory
bias
pseudoscience
a way of analyzing and gathering evidence about the natural w…
an explanation supported by many observations and experiments…
a personal point of view, not formed from evidence
"fake science" - does not follow the rules of science
science
a way of analyzing and gathering evidence about the natural w…
theory
an explanation supported by many observations and experiments…
25 terms
The Nature of Science - The Scientific Method
testable question
hypothesis
procedure
independent variable
a question that can be answered scientifically through the co…
a possible explanation; interpretations with no observations…
the directions that are followed in an experimental design;
in an experiment, a change that is intentionally done to obse…
testable question
a question that can be answered scientifically through the co…
hypothesis
a possible explanation; interpretations with no observations…
24 terms
The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method
What is not a goal of Science?
The work of scientists usually begins…
Science differs from other disciplines…
Information gathered from watching a p…
To use data to support a particular point of view
Careful Observations
Testing Observations
Data
What is not a goal of Science?
To use data to support a particular point of view
The work of scientists usually begins…
Careful Observations
20 terms
Scientific Method (Nature Of Science)
investigation
opinion
evidence
research question
a procedure carried out to carefully observe, study or test s…
a belief or judgment
information collected during a scientific investigation
something specific that one wonders and seeks to test
investigation
a procedure carried out to carefully observe, study or test s…
opinion
a belief or judgment
11 terms
Scientific Method and The Nature of Science
science
Qualitative observation
Quantitative observation
Inference
The study of the natural world through observation and experi…
Observation that uses the 5 senses.
Observation using numbers and measurements.
Observation based on prior knowledge.
science
The study of the natural world through observation and experi…
Qualitative observation
Observation that uses the 5 senses.
18 terms
IPC The Nature of Science Scientific Method
IPC -Ch. 1
bias
constant
control
...
occurs when a scientist's expectations change how the results…
in an experiment, a variable that does not change.
standard used for comparison of test results in an experiment.
IPC -Ch. 1
...
bias
occurs when a scientist's expectations change how the results…
10 terms
The nature of science & the scientific method
Qualitative
Quantitative
Independent
Dependent
An observation of a characteristic or quailty
A numerical observation
Variable being manipulated
Variable that responds
Qualitative
An observation of a characteristic or quailty
Quantitative
A numerical observation
8 terms
scientific method/nature of science
what is a law?
what is a theory?
how to make a hypothesis
what 2 variables change in an experime…
predicts what happens, resist change, based on info, can be r…
why something happened, logical explanation, always being cha…
an if, then, because statement
independent and dependent variables
what is a law?
predicts what happens, resist change, based on info, can be r…
what is a theory?
why something happened, logical explanation, always being cha…
13 terms
The Nature of Science/scientific Method
Scientific method
Hypothesis
Technology
Descriptive research
A systematic or organized way of solving problems.
An educated guess or likely answer to a question
The application of science to make products or tools that peo…
Answers scientific questions through observation
Scientific method
A systematic or organized way of solving problems.
Hypothesis
An educated guess or likely answer to a question
24 terms
The Nature of Science | Scientific Method
Science is best described as
Who determines scientific facts?
How is equipment used in science?
If one sees the leaves blowing in the…
What is known about the universe. The methods used to obtain…
Anyone.
To extend the range of the senses.
Indirect.
Science is best described as
What is known about the universe. The methods used to obtain…
Who determines scientific facts?
Anyone.
14 terms
Scientific Method and the Nature of Science - Definitions
Science
Scientific Knowledge
Law
Causal Question
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
A collection of facts; some sure, some not very sure, but non…
a statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
a how or why question rather than a what question
Science
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
Scientific Knowledge
A collection of facts; some sure, some not very sure, but non…
17 terms
The Nature of Science and the Scientific Method
Why do we study science?
Why do we study other organisms?
What is an observation?
What is an inference?
We study science to learn more about our surroundings, and to…
We learn about preventing diseases and biological processes i…
An observation is something directly made with your five senses
An inference is a conclusion or explanation made using observ…
Why do we study science?
We study science to learn more about our surroundings, and to…
Why do we study other organisms?
We learn about preventing diseases and biological processes i…
23 terms
Biology- Unit 1 Scientific Method and the Nature of Science
Science
Law
Hypothesis
Scientific Theory
The study of the natural world through observation and experi…
A statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
An educated guess about what will happen.
An explanation of the cause of a phenomenon, based on vast am…
Science
The study of the natural world through observation and experi…
Law
A statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
Scientific Method & Nature of Science Quiz
What is a variable?
How many variables can you test at one…
What is a control group?
What are subjective observations?
a single factor
one
a group that is identical to the experiment group but without…
Based on opinions or bias. (i.e. do you like Coke or Pepsi)
What is a variable?
a single factor
How many variables can you test at one…
one
16 terms
Scientific Method and Nature of Science Vocab
observation
inference
theory
testable question
act of using one or more of your senses to gather information…
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prio…
explanation of observations or events based on knowledge from…
question that can be answered by performing a scientific inve…
observation
act of using one or more of your senses to gather information…
inference
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prio…
12 terms
Scientific Method and Nature of Science Vocab
observation
inference
scientific theory
testable question
act of using one or more of your senses to gather information…
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prio…
explanation of observations or events based on knowledge from…
question that can be answered by performing a scientific inve…
observation
act of using one or more of your senses to gather information…
inference
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prio…
Unit 1.Nature of Science (SCIENTIFIC METHOD)
variable
scientific method
inference
hypothesis
All of the things that can affect your experiment's results.…
The PROCESS scientists use to answer their questions.
How an observation is understood
An educated guess
variable
All of the things that can affect your experiment's results.…
scientific method
The PROCESS scientists use to answer their questions.
11 terms
Unit 1 Scientific Method and the Nature of Science
Science
Law
Hypothesis
Theory
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
a statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
an explanation of the cause of something based on limited evi…
an explanation of the cause of a body of related facts, verif…
Science
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
Law
a statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
9 terms
Unit 1: Nature of Science - Scientific Method
Constant
Control
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Anything that stays the same.
The standard we judge by.
The part of the experiment I change. What we are testing.
The part of the experiment I measure. The data we collect.
Constant
Anything that stays the same.
Control
The standard we judge by.
46 terms
Nature of Science and Scientific Method, etc..
theory
law
hypothesis
pure science
explanation of a set of related observations or events based…
a statement of fact meant to explain an action or set of acti…
suggested explanation of an observation that is testable.
field of natural science such as biology, chemistry, or genet…
theory
explanation of a set of related observations or events based…
law
a statement of fact meant to explain an action or set of acti…
9 terms
Chemistry - Scientific Method/Nature of Science
Scientific Method
Observation
Hypothesis
Prediction
The series of steps that scientists use to answer questions a…
Information you obtain through use of your senses.
What you expect that answer to your question will be.
What you think the outcome of your experiment or data collect…
Scientific Method
The series of steps that scientists use to answer questions a…
Observation
Information you obtain through use of your senses.
11 terms
Scientific Method and Nature of Science Vocab
observation
inference
quantitative observation
qualitative observation
the act of using one or more of your senses to gather info an…
a logical explantion of an observation that is drawn from pri…
is expressed in numbers such as time, temperature, mass, volu…
includes descriptions of sights sounds smells and textures
observation
the act of using one or more of your senses to gather info an…
inference
a logical explantion of an observation that is drawn from pri…
12 terms
Nature of Science- Scientific Method and Branches of Science
hypothesis
scientific law
constants
scientific theory
A prediction about a problem that can be tested
A rule that describes a pattern in nature, but does not attem…
Variables in an experiment that stay the same
Explains why something happens in nature
hypothesis
A prediction about a problem that can be tested
scientific law
A rule that describes a pattern in nature, but does not attem…
23 terms
Biology Scientific Method and Nature of Science
biology
biodiversity
evolution
observation
the study of living organisms
the variety of organisms in a given area
gradual development of something
statement based on something seen, heard, or noticed
biology
the study of living organisms
biodiversity
the variety of organisms in a given area
25 terms
the nature of science/scientific method quiz
science is best defined as?
who determines scientific facts?
which is NOT a characteristic that mak…
which describes BEST how equipment is…
what is known about the universe ... the methods used to obtain…
anyone
open to interpretation
to extend the range for senses
science is best defined as?
what is known about the universe ... the methods used to obtain…
who determines scientific facts?
anyone
14 terms
BIO 1 Unit 1 Scientific Method and the Nature of Science
Science
Scientific Knowledge
Law
Causal Question
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
A collection of facts; some sure, some not very sure, but non…
a statement describing something that always occurs if certai…
a how or why question rather than a what question
Science
the study of nature through observation and experimentation
Scientific Knowledge
A collection of facts; some sure, some not very sure, but non…
18 terms
Scientific Method-Nature of Science Ch. 1
observing
quantitative observations
qualitative observations
inferring
using one or more of your senses to gather information
observations dealing with numbers or amounts
observations that cannot be expressed in numbers
explaining or interpreting the things you observe
observing
using one or more of your senses to gather information
quantitative observations
observations dealing with numbers or amounts
30 terms
Chapter 1: Nature of Science and Scientific Method
adaptation
biology
constant
control group
inherited characteristic of a species that develops over time…
science of life; examines how living things interact, how sys…
a factor that remains fixed during an experiment while the in…
in a controlled experiment, the group not receiving the facto…
adaptation
inherited characteristic of a species that develops over time…
biology
science of life; examines how living things interact, how sys…
10 terms
Scientific Methods and the Nature of Science Definitions
Controlled Experiment
Data
Dependent Variable/Responding variable
Hypothesis
A test designed under controlled conditions to support or dis…
Evidence; information gathered by observations (and used to m…
The outcome factor that is measured (The variable that may ch…
A testable explanation that guides an experiment
Controlled Experiment
A test designed under controlled conditions to support or dis…
Data
Evidence; information gathered by observations (and used to m…
13 terms
Chapter 1 Scientific Method/ Nature of Science
"If-Then" statements are used in
Data that is quantitative can be measu…
A hypothesis is a testable statement t…
Example of organized data
Predicting
Numbers
can be demonstrated false by experimentation
graph of annual forest rainfall
"If-Then" statements are used in
Predicting
Data that is quantitative can be measu…
Numbers
24 terms
Set B: Nature of Science & Scientific Method
control
constants
dependent variable(s)
independent variable
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the result…
Variables that are controlled and not allowed to change; the…
The thing(s) being measured in response to what is being test…
The ONE thing being tested or changed by the scientist to see…
control
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the result…
constants
Variables that are controlled and not allowed to change; the…
10 terms
Science Vocabulary: "Nature of Science" & "Scientific Method"
Hypothesis
Control
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
is a reasonable explanation; can be tested. It may be the rig…
changes which helps see the impact of the one change; are oth…
the result of the experiment; the effect; variable in an expe…
the thing which changes; investigates the effects of one fact…
Hypothesis
is a reasonable explanation; can be tested. It may be the rig…
Control
changes which helps see the impact of the one change; are oth…
12 terms
Nature of Science- Scientific Method and Branches of Science
hypothesis
scientific law
constants
scientific theory
A prediction about a problem that can be tested
A rule that describes a pattern in nature, but does not attem…
Variables in an experiment that stay the same
Explains why something happens in nature
hypothesis
A prediction about a problem that can be tested
scientific law
A rule that describes a pattern in nature, but does not attem…
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