Flashcards in The Scientific Method - Cornell Notes Deck (24):
Science is derived from the Latin for _____.
Science is a way of asking and answering questions about _______.
What is Pseudoscience?
Science does not investigate the ________ or study _____, ______, etc.
Supernatural, morality, religion
A rule that describes patterns observed in nature
A logical explanation of why or how things work in nature based on observations and experimentation
A diagram or 3D representation of an object or process
Are theories and laws generally accepted by scientists? Are they set in stone?
Theories are revised when new _______ is discovered.
A ________ is a question based on an observation that can be tested through experimentation.
What are the steps to the scientific method?
Observe, Question, Research, Hypothesize, Experiment, Collect data, Analyze results, Make conclusions, Report findings
What are the senses?
Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, Smell
What is the experimental group?
The group in which the independent variable has been manipulated
What is the control group?
The group in which the independent variable is not manipulated
The variable that you monitor is the _______ variable.
Dependent or responding
The group or sample that is used as a standard for comparison is the __________.
What is a constant?
A factor in an experiment that needs to stay the same
What is collected in an experiment?
Information and observations
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative data?
Qualitative-Descriptions of observations
What is precision?
How close the measurements are to each other
What is accuracy?
How close the measurements are to the actual value
Measure carefully to increase _______.
Repeat trials to increase _______.