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HS Unit1 Definitions

Katie Honors science unit 1 definitions

observing,studying,and experimenting to find the nature of things. Science
the application of science for practical uses. Technology
describes a process in nature that can be tested by repeated experiments. Law
an explanation of how a natural process works. Theory
Science of living things. Biological Science
Science of matter and energy. Physical Science
science of earth. Earth Science
the science of plants. Botany
The scientific study of the behavior, structure, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals Zoology
the science of balance in nature. Ecology
the science of forces and energy. Physics
the science of matter and its changes. Chemistry
the science of the physical nature and history of earth. Geology
the science of the atmosphere and weather Meteorology
The branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. Astronomy
A branch of science that deals with the physical world, e.g., physics, chemistry, geology, and biology. Natural Science
Scientific laws and theories that can be stated as mathematical equations. Quantitative
Describes with words something that you have seen many times. Qualitative
the study of matter of living things. Biochemistry
a representation of an object or event that can be studied to understand the real object or event. Model
the ability and willingness to assess claims critically and to make judgments on the basis of objective and supported reasons. Critical Thinking
general ways to help organize your thinking about questions; a series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions. Scientific Methods
a factor that changes in an experiment in order to test a hypothesis. Variable
a measure of the straight-line distance between two points. Length
a measure of the amount of matter in an object; a fundamental property of an object that is not affected by the forces that act on the object, such as gravitational force. Mass
a measure of the size of a body or region in three-dimensional space. Volume
a measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object; its value can change with the location of the object in the universe. Weight
An educated guess; proposed answer to a question based on observations. research, and data. Hypothesis
When another scientist or "peer" reviews your research. Research examined by other scientists is said to have been "___ ___" Peer Review
a way of thinking that favors one outcome or interpretation. Bias
to discover the presence of. Detect
The standard system of units used by scientists. SI system
used to avoid writing a lot of decimal places and zeros to express very small or very large numbers. SI prefixes
combinations of base units; used for area, volume, pressure, weight, force, speed, and other similar quantities. Derived units
a method of expressing a quantity as a number multiplied by 10 to the appropriate power. Scientific Notation
exactness of a measurement. Precision
a prescribed decimal place that determines the amount of rounding off to be done based on the precision of the measurement. Significant Figures
description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured. Accuracy
A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another. Independent Variable
A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another or what happens in the experiment. Dependent Variable
a graph used to compare similar data for several individual items or events. Bar graph
a graph used to display a change over time or data that changes continuously. Line graph
graph used for showing parts of a whole. Pie Graph
the variables that you control in an experiment. Control group
Variables that stay the same throughout the experiment. Constants
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