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TByrd Science

Heat and terms from 3-1

Something you detect through using one or more of your senses. observation
When you make a guess about what happened based on your observations and what you already know. inference
An idea about what will happen in the future with an explanation of why. prediction
What is the flow of energy between two things called? heat
Objects that allow heat to flow into or out of easily. conductors
What is the main source of heat on Earth? The sun
Objects that do NOT allow heat to flow into or out of an object easily. insulators
What are some ways that heat is produced? The burning of fuels, rubbing objects together, using electricity.
Metal objects are examples of conductors
Plastic or wooden objects are examples of insulators
To compare an unknown amount with a known unit to determine its dimensions, mass, capacity, temperature, speed, quantity, or extent. measure
To use spoken words, graphs, demonstrations, drawings, diagrams, or data tables to share information and ideas with others. communicate
A quantitative property that tells how much heat something has. temperature
An observation that is an opinion, everyone may not agree. unscientific observation
Grouping objects into two groups based on whether they have some property or not. classification (binary classification)
A question in which an experiment is needed to find an answer. testable question
Placing objects or events in order according to a particular property. OR Placing objects or events in order based on what occured first, second, and so forth. sequential
A factor that is deliberately changed in an investigation. variable
Created by: tbyrd1