Introduction to Earth Science

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What would scientist usually do after a controlled experiment?
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____ are the facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations.
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Forecasting what will happen in the future based on past experiences or evidence is called ______.
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Using one or more of your senses to gather information is ____.
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If you explain or interpret something based on your experiences, you are making an
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A ____ ____ refers to the many ways in which scientist study the natural world.
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A model is a simplified representation of a complex object or process. Which of the following is an example of a model?
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A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question is a
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Over time, mountains and landmasses form on Earth's surface because of
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Which of the following are examples of technology?
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In an experiment, the variable that the scientist changes is called the responding variable.
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A variable is a group of parts that work together as a whole.
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The type of Earth scientist who studies the universe beyond Earth (outer-space) is a(n)
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Unlike a theory, a scientific ____ describes an observed pattern in nature, but does not provide an explanation for it.
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In science, a hypothesis must be testable.
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When you explain or interpret the things you observe, you are ____.
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The hydrosphere is the part of the Earth made up of Earth's solid, rocky outer layer.
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Scientific Inquiry often begins with
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As scientist seek to understand the natural world, they use skills such as ____,_____, and _____.
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______is a way of learning about the natural world.