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18 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Variable
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Controlled Variable
Any factor in an experiment that can change
The experimental factor that is changed by the investigator;…
The experimental factor that is being measured; variable that…
Factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely keeps the…
Variable
Any factor in an experiment that can change
Independent Variable
The experimental factor that is changed by the investigator;…
Nature of Science Vocabulary (Spanish)
Purpose
Hypothesis
Dependent Variable
Controlled Variables
Escrito en forma de una pregunta y refleja lo que el experime…
Una conjetura escrito como una declaración "yo", y contiene l…
Los datos que se recogen o se miden.
Todos los demás factores que se mantienen en el experimento.
Purpose
Escrito en forma de una pregunta y refleja lo que el experime…
Hypothesis
Una conjetura escrito como una declaración "yo", y contiene l…
16 terms
Nature Of Science Key Vocabulary
Scientific Theory
Scientific Law
Variable
Independent variable
An explaination of the observations or events that is based o…
A rule that describes a pattern in nature.
Any factor that can have more than one value.
The factor that is changed by the investigator to observe how…
Scientific Theory
An explaination of the observations or events that is based o…
Scientific Law
A rule that describes a pattern in nature.
19 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
independent variable
dependent variable
effect
affect
The one thing you change in a science experiment
The results that you measure in a science experiment.
What happens as a result of the cause
to have an influence on; to bring about a change
independent variable
The one thing you change in a science experiment
dependent variable
The results that you measure in a science experiment.
Nature of Science Vocabulary
control group
variable
model
experiment
A group or item in an experiment that receives the same treat…
part of an experiment
A smaller testable version of something too large, too small,…
A scientific test. All variables must be the same except what…
control group
A group or item in an experiment that receives the same treat…
variable
part of an experiment
Nature of Science Vocabulary
science
observation
inference
hypothesis
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of th…
the results of using 1 or more of your senses to gather infor…
a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from pr…
a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested…
science
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of th…
observation
the results of using 1 or more of your senses to gather infor…
Nature of Science (NOS) Vocabulary
experiment
observation
science
scientific ideas
an experiment in a test or trial that produces evidence that…
this involves using the 5 senses to describe that natural wor…
the investigation and exploration of the natural world and of…
never be proven but supported or unsupported. Models, theorie…
experiment
an experiment in a test or trial that produces evidence that…
observation
this involves using the 5 senses to describe that natural wor…
10 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary Words
observation
qualitative observation
quantitative observation
inference
a description of an environment using the five senses
using words to describe something
using numbers (counting or measurement) to describe something
a judgment based on observation (using past experiences)
observation
a description of an environment using the five senses
qualitative observation
using words to describe something
18 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Variable
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Controlled Variable
Any factor in an experiment that can change
The experimental factor that is changed by the investigator;…
The experimental factor that is being measured; variable that…
Factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely keeps the…
Variable
Any factor in an experiment that can change
Independent Variable
The experimental factor that is changed by the investigator;…
15 terms
Nature of Science - Vocabulary
critical thinking
hypothesis
inference
observation
comparing what you already know with the information you are…
a possible explanation about an observation that can be teste…
a logical explanation of an observation that is dawn from pri…
using one or more of your senses to gather information and ta…
critical thinking
comparing what you already know with the information you are…
hypothesis
a possible explanation about an observation that can be teste…
22 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
science
observations
inference
hypothesis
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of th…
the result of using one or more of your senses to gather info…
a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from pr…
a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested…
science
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of th…
observations
the result of using one or more of your senses to gather info…
15 terms
Unit 1 vocabulary- Nature of Science
Science
Empirical Evidence
Theory
Law
Knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions
Observations, measurements, and other types of data.
A well-supported explanation of the natural world.
A basic principle of nature that ALWAYS occurs under certain…
Science
Knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions
Empirical Evidence
Observations, measurements, and other types of data.
15 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
hypothesis
matter
independent variable
model
a scientific prediction about a problem that can be tested
anything that has mass and takes up space
the one factor in an experiment that you intentionally manipu…
representation created to understand something that is too bi…
hypothesis
a scientific prediction about a problem that can be tested
matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
Nature of Science Vocabulary Test
Science
Pseudoscience
Observation
Hypothesis
A systematically organized way of learning about or examining…
A fake or false science that makes claims based on little or…
Information obtained through the senses.
A testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific inves…
Science
A systematically organized way of learning about or examining…
Pseudoscience
A fake or false science that makes claims based on little or…
13 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Controlled Variable
Empirical Evidence
Hypothesis
Law
A factor or condition in a scientific experiment that is purp…
Evidence based on observations or experiments rather than the…
A statement that can be tested scientifically through experim…
A scientific principle based on many observations of naturall…
Controlled Variable
A factor or condition in a scientific experiment that is purp…
Empirical Evidence
Evidence based on observations or experiments rather than the…
The Nature of Science Vocabulary
Hypothesis
Conclusion
Control
Experiment
A possible explanation for an event or problem that can be te…
A decision about the hypothesis based upon experimenting and…
The part of an experiment that is not changed so that it can…
A controlled test to determine whether or not a hypothesis is…
Hypothesis
A possible explanation for an event or problem that can be te…
Conclusion
A decision about the hypothesis based upon experimenting and…
16 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
observe
classify
infer
communicate
to notice, to watch, to detect in the course of scientific st…
arrange in a group according to shared qualities
use reasoning to conclude from evidence
to pass on information, ideas, or news (written or verbal)
observe
to notice, to watch, to detect in the course of scientific st…
classify
arrange in a group according to shared qualities
15 terms
nature of science
variables
independent or test variable
dependent or outcome variable
constant
factors that can change in an experiment
the factor that is changed by the scientist doing the experim…
the factor that changes because of the change done to the ind…
A value that does not change
variables
factors that can change in an experiment
independent or test variable
the factor that is changed by the scientist doing the experim…
14 terms
Nature of Science
science
technology
descriptive research
experimental research
a way or a process used to investigate what is happening arou…
the application of science to make products or tools that peo…
answers scientific questions through observation
answers scientific questions through testing a hypothesis
science
a way or a process used to investigate what is happening arou…
technology
the application of science to make products or tools that peo…
Nature of Science
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Constant Variables
Quantitative Observations
the part of the experiment that I change on purpose
the data....the measured results from the experiment
these are the parts of the experiment that you want to keep t…
observations that can be counted and expressed in numbers
Independent Variable
the part of the experiment that I change on purpose
Dependent Variable
the data....the measured results from the experiment
14 terms
Chapter 2 Vocabulary - The Nature of Science
Science
Scientific Inquiry
Scientific Method
Observation
A process for observing and questioning the natural world.
Investigation of a natural phenomenon by observing, asking qu…
Planned and organized steps of investigation.
The use of the 5 senses to gather information.
Science
A process for observing and questioning the natural world.
Scientific Inquiry
Investigation of a natural phenomenon by observing, asking qu…
24 terms
Nature of Science
Science
Scientific Method
Step One of the Scientific Method
Variables
A way or a process used to investigate what is happening arou…
Approach taken to try to solve a problem.
Determine the Problem
Factors that are controlled during an experiment.
Science
A way or a process used to investigate what is happening arou…
Scientific Method
Approach taken to try to solve a problem.
112 terms
CLEP Natural Science Vocabulary
referent
acceleration
centripetal force
first law of motion
when a given property is thought of in terms of another, more…
the rate at which velocity changes over time; speed, directio…
the inward force on a body moving in a curved path around ano…
a body remains at rest or in motion with a constant velocity…
referent
when a given property is thought of in terms of another, more…
acceleration
the rate at which velocity changes over time; speed, directio…
8 terms
Science: Nature of Science Vocabulary
observe
classify
predict
infer
to look closely at an object or event
putting things in groups according to their characteristics
to explain what you think will happen next
to use what you already know and what you observe to explain…
observe
to look closely at an object or event
classify
putting things in groups according to their characteristics
14 terms
Nature of Science
Scientific Investigation
Observation
Experiment
Hypothesis
How scientists gain knowledge about the world.
Gathering information using the senses
Using controlled tests and observations to gather information.
A testable idea or explanation that leads to an investigation.
Scientific Investigation
How scientists gain knowledge about the world.
Observation
Gathering information using the senses
21 terms
Science Vocabulary - Nature of Science
Science
Observation
Inference
Hypothesis
the investigation and exploration of natural events and the r…
The act of using one or more of your senses to gather informa…
a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from pr…
a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested…
Science
the investigation and exploration of natural events and the r…
Observation
The act of using one or more of your senses to gather informa…
7 terms
Nature of Science
Observation
Hypothesis
Experiment
Conclusion
information obtained using your senses.
a testable and predictable answer to a question
a procedure to test the data using a hypothesis
the answer to the hypothesis based on the data obtained from…
Observation
information obtained using your senses.
Hypothesis
a testable and predictable answer to a question
28 terms
Nature of Science
Observe
Classify
Measure
Infer (Inference)
To gather information using your 5 senses or a scientific tool.
To organize into groups based on similar characteristics.
Using a tool to make a quantitative observation such as lengt…
An explanation for an observation you made.
Observe
To gather information using your 5 senses or a scientific tool.
Classify
To organize into groups based on similar characteristics.
16 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Science
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Control Variable
Process of obtaining knowledge
The factor that is changed by the experimenter
The factor that is measured or observed
Factors that the experimenter keeps constant (same) so they w…
Science
Process of obtaining knowledge
Independent Variable
The factor that is changed by the experimenter
27 terms
Physical Science Unit 0 Vocabulary: Nature of Science
analysis
conclusion
controlling variables
dependent variables
A detailed examination of the elements or structure of someth…
A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incor…
changing only one variable at a time in an experiment
A variable that depends on other factors. When looking for a…
analysis
A detailed examination of the elements or structure of someth…
conclusion
A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incor…
25 terms
Nature of Science
Observing
Quantitative observations
Independent Variable
Scientific Theory
Using one or more of your senses to gather information
An observation that deals with a number or amount
Also known as the manipulated variable - This is the variable…
An well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations o…
Observing
Using one or more of your senses to gather information
Quantitative observations
An observation that deals with a number or amount
25 terms
The Nature of Science Vocabulary Words
science
scientific method
hypothesis
experiment
method for studying the natural world
an organized set of investigation procedures; the six common…
a possible explanation for a problem using what you know
organized procedure for testing a hypothesis; tests the effec…
science
method for studying the natural world
scientific method
an organized set of investigation procedures; the six common…
10 terms
Nature of Science Review Vocabulary
hypothesis
variable
dependent variable
independent variable
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
A factor that can change in an experiment
The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response…
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable who…
hypothesis
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
variable
A factor that can change in an experiment
39 terms
The Nature of Science
Application
Analyze
Chart
Conclusion
how the experiment relates to the real world
to evaluate in detail in order to support valid decision-making
a graphic representation taken of the dependent variable
the outcome of the experiment based on the data collected
Application
how the experiment relates to the real world
Analyze
to evaluate in detail in order to support valid decision-making
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Observation
Inference
Hypothesis
Theory
Process of noticing and describing events or processes in a c…
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experie…
an educated guess
A well tested explanation of natural events, next step after…
Observation
Process of noticing and describing events or processes in a c…
Inference
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experie…
12 terms
Nature of Science
Scientific Investigation
Observation
Experiment
Hypothesis
How scientists gain knowledge about the world.
Gathering information using the senses
Using controlled tests and observations to gather information.
A testable idea or explanation that leads to an investigation.
Scientific Investigation
How scientists gain knowledge about the world.
Observation
Gathering information using the senses
14 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
quantitative
qualitative
data
variables
Data that is in numbers
Data in the form of recorded descriptions rather than numeric…
Facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observati…
Any measurable conditions, events, characteristics, or behavi…
quantitative
Data that is in numbers
qualitative
Data in the form of recorded descriptions rather than numeric…
8 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Observation
Ask
Guess
Test
Use your senses to see the world around you. Use measurement…
Ask a question about your observations.
Think about what you've observed, and take a good, logical gu…
Do a controlled experiment to see if your answer is right.
Observation
Use your senses to see the world around you. Use measurement…
Ask
Ask a question about your observations.
24 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
science
scientific explanation
observation
creative
the systematic study of natural events
a description of how a process in nature occurs.
using your 5 senses and tools to look around
to be original and use your imagination
science
the systematic study of natural events
scientific explanation
a description of how a process in nature occurs.
Nature of Science - Vocabulary
biology
biological literacy
blind experimental design
constant
the study of living things
the ability to use scientific inquiry to think creatively abo…
an experiment design in which the subjects do not know what t…
condition that is controlled so that it does not change durin…
biology
the study of living things
biological literacy
the ability to use scientific inquiry to think creatively abo…
Nature of Science Vocabulary
analyze
conclusion
control group
data
To examine and explain.
A statement that tells what an investigation showed, based on…
The group in an experiment or study that does not receive tre…
The observations and information that you collect and record…
analyze
To examine and explain.
conclusion
A statement that tells what an investigation showed, based on…
15 terms
Nature of Science (NOS) Vocabulary
variable
independent variable
dependent variable
description
any factor in an experiment that can have more than one value
factor being tested in an experiment that is changed by the i…
factor that is measure or observed during an experiment
written summary of observations
variable
any factor in an experiment that can have more than one value
independent variable
factor being tested in an experiment that is changed by the i…
11 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
observation
inference
hypothesis
science
Using any of your five senses (touch, sight, smell, hearing,…
An explanation that is based on observations and evidence.
An educated guess that is testable.
A tool based on evidence that is used to discover new knowled…
observation
Using any of your five senses (touch, sight, smell, hearing,…
inference
An explanation that is based on observations and evidence.
11 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Descriptive Investigation
Comparative Investigation
The one thing a scientist changes in an investigation- what t…
The thing that changes in response to the test- the outcome,…
When a scientist observes and collects data- not an experiment
Comparing two groups or factors, looking for differences. Has…
Independent Variable
The one thing a scientist changes in an investigation- what t…
Dependent Variable
The thing that changes in response to the test- the outcome,…
27 terms
Physical Science Unit 0 Vocabulary: Nature of Science
analysis
conclusion
controlling variables
dependent variables
A detailed examination of the elements or structure of someth…
A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incor…
changing only one variable at a time in an experiment
A variable that depends on other factors. When looking for a…
analysis
A detailed examination of the elements or structure of someth…
conclusion
A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incor…
11 terms
Nature of Science
bias
model
hypothesis
experiment
what you expect changes how the results are viewed
represents an object, idea or event
an educated guess that can be tested
investigation that tests an experiment under controlled condi…
bias
what you expect changes how the results are viewed
model
represents an object, idea or event
Nature of Science
conclusion
hypothesis
inferring
observing
an explanation of the results of the experiment
a possible answer to a scientific question
explaining things you observe based on what you know
using your senses or tools to gather information
conclusion
an explanation of the results of the experiment
hypothesis
a possible answer to a scientific question
15 terms
Nature of Science Vocabulary
Science
Quantitative Observation
Qualitative Observation
Observation
An organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural…
An observation that describes using numbers or measurements.
An observation that describes using your 5 senses. It also us…
Information obtained through the senses.
Science
An organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural…
Quantitative Observation
An observation that describes using numbers or measurements.
Science Vocabulary-Nature of Science
experimental design
hypothesis
control
empirical evidence
the design of suitable experiment to test a hypothesis
explanation for a question or a problem that can be formally…
in an experiment, the standard of comparison
data that can be detected, observed, or measured
experimental design
the design of suitable experiment to test a hypothesis
hypothesis
explanation for a question or a problem that can be formally…
20 terms
Nature of Science
observation
qualitative observation
quantitative observation
inference
collecting information about the world using on of our 5 sens…
a quality or characteristic of a given object or event (examp…
an observation in the form of a quantity (using numbers)
making a conclusion about our observations based on prior kno…
observation
collecting information about the world using on of our 5 sens…
qualitative observation
a quality or characteristic of a given object or event (examp…
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