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Biology Honors Prentice Hall Textbook by Miller/Levine Chapter 1 Cheat Sheet Scientists understand the natural world by using their findings to predict future events. Scientific thinking begins with observations, and those observations are gathered into data. The two types of data are qualitative (descriptive) and quantitative (number related). A hypothesis is then made, using prior knowledge, logical inferences, and an informed, creative imagination. Lastly, a valid conclusion is drawn based on a logical interpretation of reliable data. A scientific investigation requires five steps: asking a question, forming a hypothesis, setting up a controlled experiment, recording and analyzing results, and drawing a conclusion. A controlled experiment is when one variable is changed at a time, and the other variables are constant. The change variable is the manipulated variable and the observed variable is the responding variable. When a hypothesis has enough support, a theory – a well-tested explanation that unifies a
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Dr.chan during the Fall '11 term at Marine Biological Laboratory.

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