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1 Ch1 Sec2 Scientific Inquiry

2 Key Concepts What is scientific inquiry?
What makes a hypothesis testable? What attitudes are important in science?

3 Key Terms Scientific inquiry Hypothesis Variable Controlled experiment
Manipulated variable Responding variable Operational definition Data Communicating

4 Ch1 Sec2 The Scientific Process
Scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather Posing Questions Developing a Hypothesis In science, a hypothesis must be testable. This means that researchers must be able to carry out investigations and gather evidence that will either support or disprove the hypothesis

5 Ch1 Sec2 Designing and Experiment
Variables or factors that can change in an experiment, must be exactly the same Controlled experiment is which only one variable is manipulated at a time Manipulated variable is one variable that is purposely changed to test a hypothesis Responding variable is the factor that may change in response to the manipulated variable Operational definition is a statement that describes how to measure a variable or define a term

6 Ch1 Sec2 Collecting and Interpreting Data Drawing Conclusions
Data are the facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations Drawing Conclusions Communicating Is the sharing of ideas and experimental findings with others through writing and speaking

7 Ch1 Sec2 Scientific Attitudes
Successful scientists possess certain important attitudes, or habits of mind, including curiosity, honesty, open-mindedness, skepticism, and creativity

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