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McC TAKS Objective 1

Accuracy The closness of an observed value of a quantity to the true value
Constant Factor that stays the same through all phases of an experiment
Control Standard used for comparison in an experiment
Dependent Variable Factor that will be measured in an experiment
Hypothesis Statement that can be tested
Independent Variable Single factor in an experiment that the experimenter changes
Inference Conclusion drawn from an observation
Law Describes the behavior of something in nature
Mass Amount of matter in an object
Volume Amount of space occupied by an object
Density Mass of an object divided by its volume
Observation Information gathered using the 5 senses
Precision Number of digits used to record a measurement
Quantitative Observation An observation involving measurement or numbers
Qualitative Observation An observation based on qualities such as color, shape, and size
Theory Explanation supported by the results of many experiment (attempts to explain why it happens)
Valid Based on truth or reason
Analyze examine carefully and methodically - backed up by data & experiments
Collect To gather together; to assemble or accumulate
Communicate To give or exchange information
Conducts To transmit or convey
Construct To put together systematically
Scientific Method a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses
Examine To observe carefully or critically
Experimental Investigation A series of carefully planned steps to test a hypothesis
Extrapolate To estimate a value by following a pattern and going beyond values already known
Interpolate To estimate a value within an interval between two known values
Formulate To come up with an idea, plan, theory, eyc. in one's mind; invent
Identify To determine the origin, nature or characterisics of
Investigate to inquire; to search
Measuring To determine the dimensions, quality, or capacity
Plan A systematic program for completing a task
Predict The expected outcome of a future event (no observations needed)
Record To wirte down the known facts and/or data
Review to re examine
Selecting To choose or pick out
Classifying process of sorting objects or events into groups based on common features
Estimate To make a judgement about the amount of something wthout measuring every part
Sequencing an arrangement of things or events in a particular order
Interpret To explain the meaning of something by looking at differences between the control and test group
Technology Use of knowledge gained through science to make new products or tools
Created by: MCJH