Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Apologia Gen.Science

Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Module 2

Name, Term, or ConceptDescription/Definition
counter-example an example that contradicts a conclusion
hypothesis an educated guess that attempts to explain an observation or answer a question
theory a hypothesis that has been tested with a significant amount of data
scientific law a theory that has been tested by and is consistent with generations of data
True or False: Science can never prove anything. True
True or False: Heavier objects fall faster than lighter objects. False
air resistance refers to the fact that air actually slows objects as they fall (Sir Isaac Newton)
True or False: In the absence of air, ALL objects, regardless of weight or shape, fall at the same rate. True
What does it take to destroy a scientific law? A single counter-example.
Steps of the Scientific Method 1. Make observations 2. form a hypothesis 3. perform experiments to confirm the hypothesis 4. hypothesis is now a theory 5. perform many experiments over several years 6. theory is now a law
What are the three limitations of science? 1. it cannot prove anything 2. it is not 100% reliable 3. it must conform to the scientific method.
Percival Lowell hypothesized that the criss-crossed line observed on Mars were actually canals used for water distribution.
superconductors substances that conduct electricity without reducing its energy as it passed through
Heike Onnes Dutch scientist who discovered low-temperature superconductivity
Bednorz and Muller German scientists who discovered high temperature superconductors and refined Onnes' theory
Is the existence of Halley's comet a theory or scientific law? a scientific law: because it has been observed many times throughout history by many different scientists.
Can any subject be studied by science? Yes, as long as the scientific method is used.
observation Allows the scientist to collect data
What was the experiment that confirmed Halley's hypothesis? The experiment to confirm the presence of the comet again in 1758.
If a hypothesis does not agree with the experiment designed to confirm it, what two choices do you have? You can either discard the hypothesis or modify it to become consistent with the data.
If a theory does not agree with the experiments designed to test it, what two choices do you have? You can either discard the theory or modify it to become consistent with the data.
Created by: ajwage
Popular Science sets

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards