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Homeostasis

Stable internal conditions

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The work of scientists begins with...

Careful observations

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Controlled experiment

An experiment where only one variable changes at a time

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How does science differ from other disciplines

Science relies strictly on facts/ things that can be proven

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When is a hypothesis useful

When it is testable

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Where may a hypothesis come from

Prior knowledge, logical inference, imagination, observations

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Spontaneous generation

The idea that life arises from nonliving matter

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What is not a goal of science or how science works

Something that can't be proven

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Inference

Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge

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Goal of science

Investigate and understand the natural world, explain events in the natural world, and use those explanations to make useful predictions