Glossary of Apologia General Science Mod. 1-4

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A branch of study dedicated to accumulation and classification of observable facts in order to formulate general laws about the natural world (1)
A primitive form of paper, made from a long-leafed plant of the same name (2)
The idea that living organisms can be spontaneously formed from non-living substances (9)
Spontaneous Generation
An example that contradicts a scientific conclusion (38)
Counter Example
An educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question (40)
A hypothesis that hs been tested by and is consistent with generations of data (40)
A theory that has been tested by and is consistent with generation of data (40)
Scientific Law
An aspect of an experiment which changes during the course of the experiment (59)
Experimental Variable
The variable or part of the experiment to which all others can be compared (65)
Control(of an experiment)
Experiments in which the participants do not know whether or not they are a part of a control group (71)
Blind Studies
A device that reduces the amount of force needed to perform a task or changes the direction of a force (86)
Simple Machine
A push or pull that changes the motion of an object (86)
The amount by which force or motion is magnified in a simple machine (89)
Mechanical Advantage
The length of a straight line that travels from one side of a circle to another, while passing through the center of a circle (94)
The distance around a circle, equal to 3.1415 times the circle's diameter (103)

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