Labs.pptm - Words to Know Hypothesis(prediction Testable prediction based on observations Usually an if\/then\/because statement Inference a conclusion

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Words to Know Hypothesis (prediction)- Testable prediction based on observations. Usually an if/then/because statement. Inference- a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning Empirical evidence- knowledge received by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation
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Theory vs. Law Theory- a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. They are concise (i.e., generally don't have a long list of exceptions and special rules), coherent, systematic, predictive, and broadly applicable, reflecting a broad understandings of a particular part of the natural world. The most POWERFUL explanation science has to offer.
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Theory vs. Law Theory- Continuous investigations and new information influence theories are testable and make falsifiable predictions.
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  • scientific laws,  Hypothesis,  Theories,  Inference

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