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Sci Process-8 grade

Texas TAKS Objective 1

Scientific Processes includes various methods and procedures that scientist use to answer questions and solve problems
Observations when you gather information using any of your five senses
Hypothesis a statement that can be tested by conducting a controlled experiment
Controlled Experiment an investigation that test only one factor at a time
Variable a factor that changes during an investigation
Control a variable that a scientist keeps the same throughout an investigation
Independent Variable the factor that a scientist changes during an investigation
Dependent Variable the change that occurs in response to a change in the independent variable
Data observations or measurements that are made during a controlled experiment
Qualitative data types of information by observations, and can be explained with words
Quantitative data types of information by observations, and can be explained with numbers
Organize Data data put into charts, tables or graphs
Analyze to interpret and evaluate data be breaking it down into its elements
Conclusion a data based decision to accept or reject a hypothesis
Inference a logical conclusion based on evidence
Evidence proof or information on which a conclusion can be based
Extrapolate to estimate or infer data beyond a given set of data
Prediction a statement about what will happen in the future; educated guess.
Communicate results to share your results of experiments with others around the world
Model a representation of an object or a system
Analogy a comparison between two similar things or events
Ratio the relationship between two quantities
Scale Model the size of the model parts are in consistent ratio to the sizes of the parts in the real object
Limitation a restriction on the usefulness of a model
Theory a widely accepted scientific explanation for something that happens in nature
Bias an opinion or a point of view that is highly personal based on a belief that is not supported by evidence
Reproducibility describes how alike the results of an experiment are when reproduced by different scientists using the same method and substance
Claim a statement about what a product can do
Empirical evidence evidence acquired through direct observation in a controlled experiment
Skepticism an attitude of questioning or doubt
Critical thinking includes analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing explanations you come across before you accept the explanation as fact
Created by: bonham_bill