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science vocab

Science the study of the natural world
Observing use 2 or more senses to get info(sight, hearing, touch,taste, and smell
Inferring explaining your observations from what you already know
Predicting make a statement about the future based on experience
Chemistry properties of matter and how it changes
Physics the study of how matter, energy, motion, and forces work
Science Inquiry the process used in scientific thinking and problem solving
Hypothesis a possible answer to a question that can be tested
Parameter factors that can be measured
Manipulated Variable the factor that you change x axis also called the Independent Variable
Responding Variable the variable that changes because of another variable's change y axis also called the dependent variable
Controlled Experiment test an hypothesis
Data facts, figures, and other information gathered from an experiment
Qualitative no measurements/ numbers
Quantitative has measurements/ numbers
Communicating share your results
Model when can’t observe
Scientific theory well tested explanation of observation
Scientific law scientists expect to happen every time
Graph a picture of your data and shows correlations
Vertical Axis graph line that runs up and down; y-axis; Dependent (responding) Variable
Horizontal Axis graph line that runs left to right; x-axis; independent (manipulated) Variable.
Coordinate a pair of numbers that tell the position of a point
Data Point shows the location of the intersection of data
Line of Best Fit reflects general pattern of a graph. Average of data
Linear Graph graph where data points form a straight line
Non-linear Graph data does not fall along a straight line; cannot draw line of best fit
Slope The steepness of the graph line
Origin Where the x and y axis meet (0,0)
Created by: mrmatasir