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Science- Ch. 1 Terms

24 definitions

the process of gathering knowledge about the natural world SCIENCE
the ways in which scientist answer questions and solve problems SCIENTIFIC METHOD
any use of the senses to gather information OBSERVATION
a possible explanation or answer to a question HYPOTHESIS
pieces of information acquired through experimentation DATA
a representation of an object or system MODEL
a test model of a product PROTOTYPE
an explanation for some phenomenom that is based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning THEORY
a summary of many experimental results and observation; tells how things work LAW
products and processes that are designed to serve our needs TECHNOLOGY
the process of creating technology ENGINEERING
the process engineers use to develop a new technology ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS
the process of determining whether the cost of doing something is worth the benefit provided COST-BENEFIT-ANALYSIS
the application of engineering to living things, such as humans and plants BIOENGINEERING
engineering that results in a product or process that helps living organisms WITHOUT CHANGING them ASSISTIVE BIOENGINEERING
engineering that results in a product or process that CHANGES living organisms ADAPTIVE BIOENGINEERING
the basic SI unit of LENGTH METER
the measure of the size of a surface or a region AREA
the amount of matter something is made up of MASS
a measure of the size of a body or region in three-dimensional space VOLUME
amount of matter in a given volume DENSITY
a measure of how hot or cold something is TEMPERATURE
the basic SI unit of measurement for temperature (along with kelvin) CELCIUS
the English unit of measurment for temperature FAHRENHEIT
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