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An instrument used to measure force is a ... Spring scale
A tool used to measure mass of an object is a ____________. Beam balance (triple)
The unit that force is measured in is _______. Newtons
The unit that mass is measured in is ________. Grams
Measuring tools must be _______ before using them. Calibrated(set to zero)
A _________ is an instrument that measures air pressure or a change in pressure readings. Barometer
A _____ _______ is the pointer that is found in most instruments or tools that shows you the reading. It is usually made of brass. Set pointer
A tool that measures relative humidity. Sling psychrometer
Measures precipitation. rain guage
The two types of observations. Qualitative and quantitative
Explains an observation. Inference
The two bulbs inside a sling pyschrometer are _____ and ______. Wet and dry
On a data table, this is listed on the left hand side. Independent/manipulated variable
This is gained by carefully identifying and describing properties using the five senses or using measurements. Observations
This is used to organize data collected in an experiment so that it can be read easily. Data table
Visuals used to compare data. They don't only show information, but they also show the relationship between the data. Graphs
The mnemonic device that is used to rememeber how to graph information. DRY MIX
The horizontal line on a coordinate graph is called the _________. X-axis
The dependent variable is also called the ________. Responding variable
DRY stands for ...... Dependent Responding Y-axis
Graphs that show changes over time are called _____ graphs. Line
When a conclusion is made, it should state rather the collected data supports the _______. Hypothesis
These do not have to be the same for the x and y axis, but they should be consisent on either axis. Intervals or increments
MIX stands for ..... Manipulated Independent X-axis
Uses your five senses Qualitative observations
Uses a series of questions that leads to the identification of an organsim,object, or material. Dichotomous key
Uses numbers or measurements Quantitative observations
The first step of technological design is ..... Identify a problem or need
Something that must be given up in order to create a solution or product is called a ______. Trade-off
A variable that doesn't change during an investigation is called the __________ ________. Controlled variable
This should be done after each experiment or activity in a science classroom. Your hands should be washed
If there is a problem in the design, you should ...... Redesign the solution or product
If something breaks, you should tell the ____ immediately. Teacher
An idea that allows us to create explanations of how somethings work is called a ____ _____. Scientific model
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