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8th Grade Science V1

Bias favoring one person or point of view over another
Science The knowledge gained by observing what is around you
inquiry an investigation or examination of facts or evidence
hypothesis a statement that can be tested
correlate have a mutual relationship or communication in which one thing affects or depends on another
scientific method systematic investigation
description an account of an event or process
explanation tells why or how that event or process happened. Tells why it is important
observation using one of your senses to tell about about something
variable a changeable factor. Only one can be tested at a time
deduce to reach a conclusion
independent variable changed
dependent what you are measuring
control what you compare to
sample size # of observations made while gathering data
conclusion statement telling yes or no to hypothesis
engage to involve oneself or participate
qualitative using words to describe
quantitative using numbers to describe
facsimile the transmission and reproduction of graphic matter by electrical means
technology application of science or knowledge
artifact any object made and used by humans
system of production the methods by which an artifact is produced
social technical system the people and resources to make it possible for an artifact to make it work
graph a diagram showing the relationship between 2 variable quantities
heterogeneous composed of dissimilar parts
SI International System of Measurement
inference a conclusion reached by using what we know and what we have observed
model a representation of an object or system
physical model looks like it or acts like it
mathematical model made up of equations or data
conceptual model ideas in comparison
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