Honors Science Unit 1 Chapter 1 vocab22 cards

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Observation

receiving knowledge from outside world through the senses or recording of data using scientific instruments

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Inference

the act of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true

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Quantitative Data

data used to describe a type of information that can be counted or expressed numerically

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Qualitative Data

describes certain types of information

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Science

systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe

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Technology

the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function

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Scientist

one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge

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CRAP Test

A four question system that helps make resources for information more ceedible

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Currency

How current information is

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Reliability

the ability of a person or system to perform and maintain its functions in routine circumstances, as well as hostile or unexpected circumstances

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Authority

meaning invention, advice, opinion, influence, or command

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Point of View

A certain way of seeing or viewing something

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Natural Resources

occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by mankind, in a natural form

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Environment

the whole surrounding things

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Renewable Resource

Are replaced by natural processes and need to be replenished with the passage of time

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"In-between" Resource

A resource that will run out if not renewed in time

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Non-renewable Resource

Resources that can cannot be made again. They are limited

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Renewability Continuum

The time it takes to renew resources

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Society

group of people related to each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or virtual territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations

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Developed Country

a country that has a high level of development according to some criteria. Which criteria, and which countries are classified as being developed, is a contentious issue

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Developing Country

a term generally used to describe a nation with a low level of material well-being

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Sustainability

The ability to meet society's present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs