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WMS Vocab #5

WMS Vocab #5 8th Grade Science

The measure of the amount of matter in a solid, liquid, or gas. Mass
The measure of the force of gravity acting on an object. Weight
The unit that is used to describe the mass of an object. Gram
The unit that is used to measure the amount of force acting on an object. Newton
How detailed or exact a measurement is. Precision
The correctness of a measurement. Accuracy
The act of recording what you see occurring around you, using all 5 of your senses. Observation
An explanation of information that is based on facts, but not direct observations. Inference
An idea that can be tested by a scientific experiment, it cannot be able to be answered with yes or no. Hypothesis
The variable that responds to the change that is taking place in the experiment, and is displayed on the vertical axis of a graph. (responding variable) Dependent Variable
The variable that is changed or tested in the experiment, and is displayed on the horizontal axis. (manipulated variable) Independent Variable
Recorded descriptions about an object. Examples are: color, movement styles, and patterns. Qualitative Data
Numbers, normally measurements with units. Examples are temperature in degrees Celsius, mass in grams, and length in meters. Quantitative Data
Created by: kkiebler