NOS Test

Term Definition
Science is the investigation and exploration of natural events of the new information that results from those investigations
Inference is a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience
Observation is using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occur
Hypothesis a possible explanation about an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations
Prediction is a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events
Scientific theory is a explanation of observations or events based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigataions
Scientific law describes a pattern or an event in nature that is always true
Critical thinking is comparing what you already know with the information you are given in order to decide whether you agree with it
Dependent Variable is the factor measured or observed during an experiment
Independent Variable is the factor measured or observed during an experiment
Constants are the factors in an experiment that remain the same