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Science Vocabulary

A Greek mathematician and inventor born at Suracuse, and killed during the Roman invasion of that city (c 287-212 BC). Archimedes
The tendency of a liquid to be drawn upward. Capillary
A molded mass of plaster. Cast
Separation of a mixture into it's component substances by a moving solvent front. As different components move at a rate, they separate. Chromatography
The arrangement of things into groups on the basis of a relationship between them. Classification
A variable which is kept constant or unchanging. Constant Variable
Divided into two parts or kinds. Dichotomous
An indication; a sign; the facts available for proving or supporting a notion. Forensic evidence tends to support facts admissible in a court of law. Evidence
Of or used in courts of law. Forensic
An electrically - conductive form of carbon used in pencils or as a lubricant in electrical devices. Graphite
The study of handwriting, especially as a guide to character. Graphoanalysis
The study of handwriting. Graphology
A proposition of supposition made from known facts as the basis for an investigation. Hypothesis
Fabric knitted with closely-interlocking stitches. Interlocking weave
A careful study of something in order to discover the facts about it. Investigation
Concealed; not developed; not clearly visible. Latent
A blue-colored paper stained with litmus (made from lichen), that is turned red by an acidic substance, and restored to blue by an alkaline substance; a pH indicator. Litmus paper
A variable which is changed to affect the results of an experiment. Manipulative variable
Anything which has mass occupies space and exists ordinarily as a solid, liquid or gas. Matter
A minute portion of matter Particle
A substance that imparts colour to other materials. Pigment
The degree to which an article is able to be permeated by water or air. Porosity
A foretelling of what might be expected. Prediction
A variable which changes in response to another variable being manipulated. Responding variable
An imagined sequence of events. Scenario
A substance, usually a liquid, that can dissolve other substances. Solvent
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