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1

Explain observation

Involves measuring or observing some aspect of nature

2

What is the importance of scientific method

Away of learning. That emphasizes observation and experimentation

3

Explain scientific law

A statement that summarizes past observations and predicts future ones. Scientific laws are usually formulated from a series of related observations

4

Explain an experiment

A procedure that attempts to measure observable predictions to test a theory or law.

5

Hypothesis

A theory or law before it has become well established; a tentative explanation for an observation or a scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.

6

Data results may either_____ your hypothesis or ______

Support or reject

7

Hypotheses, laws, and theories must be ____________________

Tested and validated by experiments

8

Compare and contrast laws and theories

Laws summarize the result of large numbers of observation

Theories is an explanation of the observations and laws

They both made observation.

9

Explain a theory

A proposed explanation for observations and laws. A theory presents a model of the way nature works and predicts behavior that extends well beyond the observations and laws from which it was formed.

10

The scientific method is away to understand the _____

World

11

Scientific method steps in order

First step- observation
Second step- research then rom a hypothesis
Third step- experimentation
Forth step- analyze data then form conclusions