1-1 WHAT IS SCIENCE ..............................................................Name ____________________________

experiment1. The goal of science is to _________________ and ___________________ the natural world, to __________________ events in the natural world, and to use those explanations to make useful __________________________.

2. Name the three features that make science different from other human endeavors.
a) _____________________________________________________
b) _____________________________________________________
c) _____________________________________________________

3. _____________________ is an organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world.

4. Observations usually involve the ___________________________.

5. What are the two main categories of data?
a) ________________________________________________
b) ________________________________________________

6. An ______________________ is a logical interpretation based on prior knowledge or experience.

7. Explaining and _______________________________ Evidence

8. A ______________________ is a proposed scientific explanation for a set of __________________.

9. Some hypotheses are tested by performing _________________ _________________. Other hypotheses are tested by gathering more _________________.
10. To be valid, a conclusion must be based on _________________ interpretation of data.
11. Science is an ongoing process that involves:
a. _________________________ c. _________________________
b. _________________________ d. _________________________

12. Because of new tools, techniques, and ____________________, scientific understanding is always _______________________________________
13. Scientists continually evaluate the _________________ and _________________.
14. The power of science has definite __________________.
15. Biologist focus on ____________________ ____________________.
16. Science and ____________________ Values
17. Because of new ____________________ gained through research, scientist continually _________________ and ___________________ their ideas.
18. An understanding of science and the _________________ _________________ is essential to making intelligent decisions