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1.  Models represent things that are too big, too complex, or too small to study easily.
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2.  Recognizing a problem is one possible approach in using_____________________.
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3.  The process of repeating an investigation.
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4.  Scientists use all the steps in a scientific method in the same order to solve different problems.
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5.  An arrangement of things or events in certain order is _________________
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6.  You must be able to predict from a theory.
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7.  A suggested answer or reason why one variable affects another in a certain way.
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8.  To observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry.
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9.  The factor being measured or observed in an experiment.
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10.  The two types of observations are objective and subjective observations.
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11.  Results from scientific experiments and observations often raise more questions and lead to further studies
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12.  Scientists may draw conclusions from the results of ____________________.
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13.  When observing and recording the results of an experiment, observations my include both measurements and descriptions
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14.  Scientists often will not form a hypothesis until after _________________ has (have) been collected.
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15.  Subjective observations are opinions.
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16.  In a controlled experiment, the independent variable is the factor that is changed by the researcher.
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17.  If a scientist wanted to study the eating habits of a fox, she would most likely use___________________.
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18.  When conducting an experiment, the last step is to ___________________
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19.  Looking for differences in objects or events is _________________.
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20.  A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
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21.  An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated
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22.  If the results of a study do not support a hypothesis, it means that the hypothesis is wrong.
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23.  The use of multiple trials within procedures in an investigation
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24.  Many scientific laws and theories can be stated as mathematical equations which are QUANTITATIVE statements.
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25.  Theories and laws are absolute (stay the same forever and ever).
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26.  A plan of inquiry that uses science process skills as tools to gather, organize, analyze and communicate information.
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27.  A prediction about a problem that can be tested is _______________________
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28.  Experiments that illustrate a theory must be able to be replicated.
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29.  Using scientific methods means doing a controlled experiment
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30.  When designing an experiment, the first step is to _________________.
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31.  Predicting is using prior knowledge to make a forecast about a future event.
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32.  There are never variables or controls in an observational study
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33.  Tentative schemes or structures that correspond to real objects, events or classes of events, and that have explanatory power
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34.  The ongoing process of discovery in science; the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather.  
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35.  A factor being measured in an experiment is the ______________________.
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36.  The factors that remain the same during an experiment, also referred to as constants.
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37.  The process of trying to understand the world around you is___________________.
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38.  To be valid, a THEORY must only pass a couple tests.
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39.  If the main topic were "The Scientific Method" check the boxes that would fall underneath. 
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40.  All important scientific discoveries are made by professional scientists. 
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41.  A variable in an experiment that stays the same is ______________
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42.  Computer models can save time and money because long and complex calculations are done by machine.
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43.  The test of a hypothesis under controlled conditions
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44.  The factor that is changed in an experiment in order to study changes in the dependent variable.
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45.  Data tables help you to organize your observations and test results.
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46.  There are 5 steps to solving a problem (The Scientific Method).
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47.  One way to analyze data from a study is to ______________
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48.  Approaches taken to try to solve a problem are _______________
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49.   A well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
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50.  An inference is using researched information to make a reasonable guess to explain observed events
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