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Chapter 1 Objectives 1. Define science. 2. Describe the branches of science. 3. Differentiate between a hypothesis and a theory. 4. Identify the steps.

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1 Chapter 1 Objectives 1. Define science. 2. Describe the branches of science. 3. Differentiate between a hypothesis and a theory. 4. Identify the steps of the scientific method.

2 Science – process that uses facts to solve problems Chemistry composition of matter composition of matter Biology Biology life life Physics Physics motion motion Earth Science Earth Science Earth processes and its place in space Earth processes and its place in space

3 Earth Science Geology Geology Earth processes Earth processes Meteorology Meteorology weather weather Astronomy Astronomy space space Oceanography Oceanography ocean ocean

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5 Terms Commonly Used in Science Hypothesis Hypothesis An educated explanation and prediction An educated explanation and prediction Theory Theory An explanation based on facts An explanation based on facts Law Law Describes what happens (not how) Describes what happens (not how)

6 The Scientific Method Observe/Identify a problem Observe/Identify a problem Research Research Develop a hypothesis Develop a hypothesis Design an experiment Design an experiment Collect and organize data Collect and organize data Analyze Data Analyze Data Conclusion Conclusion

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