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1

Science is derived from the Latin for _____.

To know

2

Science is a way of asking and answering questions about _______.

Natural phenomena

3

What is Pseudoscience?

False science

4

Science does not investigate the ________ or study _____, ______, etc.

Supernatural, morality, religion

5

A rule that describes patterns observed in nature

Law

6

A logical explanation of why or how things work in nature based on observations and experimentation

Theory

7

A diagram or 3D representation of an object or process

Model

8

Are theories and laws generally accepted by scientists? Are they set in stone?

Yes. No.

9

Theories are revised when new _______ is discovered.

Information

10

A ________ is a question based on an observation that can be tested through experimentation.

Problem

11

What are the steps to the scientific method?

Observe, Question, Research, Hypothesize, Experiment, Collect data, Analyze results, Make conclusions, Report findings

12

What are the senses?

Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, Smell

13

What is the experimental group?

The group in which the independent variable has been manipulated

14

What is the control group?

The group in which the independent variable is not manipulated

15

The variable that you monitor is the _______ variable.

Dependent or responding

16

The group or sample that is used as a standard for comparison is the __________.

Control

17

What is a constant?

A factor in an experiment that needs to stay the same

18

What is collected in an experiment?

Information and observations

19

What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative data?

Qualitative-Descriptions of observations
Quantitative-Numerical measurements

20

What is precision?

How close the measurements are to each other

21

What is accuracy?

How close the measurements are to the actual value

22

Measure carefully to increase _______.

Precision

23

Repeat trials to increase _______.

Accuracy

24

The solution to the problem

Conclusion