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SHMS 8th Grade Science Powertime Vocab 1

Independent Variable The part of the experiment that is changed by the experimenter.
Dependent Variable The variable that responds to the change in the independent variable.
Hypothesis Is a tentative explanation for an observation.
Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space.
Volume The amount of space that matter in an object occupies.
Element Is a substance that contains only one type of atom.
Wave A disturbance that transfer energy from one place to another.
Compound Is a substance that contains two or more different types of atoms bonded together.
Medium A substance through which a wave moves.
Mechanical wave A wave that transfers kinetic energy through matter.
Transverse wave A wave that the disturbance moves at right angles to the direction the wave is moving.
Longitudinal wave A wave that moves in the same direction as the disturbance.
Compression Where the particles are bunched together.
Rarefaction Where the particles are spread apart.
Created by: hbogue