Flashcards in Ch1scientific method Deck (11)
Involves measuring or observing some aspect of nature
What is the importance of scientific method
Away of learning. That emphasizes observation and experimentation
Explain scientific law
A statement that summarizes past observations and predicts future ones. Scientific laws are usually formulated from a series of related observations
Explain an experiment
A procedure that attempts to measure observable predictions to test a theory or law.
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.
Data results may either_____ your hypothesis or ______
Support or reject
Hypotheses, laws, and theories must be ____________________
Tested and validated by experiments
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.
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.
The scientific method is away to understand the _____