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SMS C-14 CPO Ch.1

6th grade CPO Science chapter 1

TermDefinition
inference a statement based on experiences
science a process for answering questions
hypothesis a possible answer to a scientific question based on observations
data pieces of information collected to test a hypothesis
scientific method a series of steps including observation, forming a question, stating a hypothesis, collecting data, and reaching a conclusion
experiment an activity performed to support or refute a hypothesis
scientific law a statement that describes an observed phenomenon; it is supported by evidence collected from many observations and experiments
scientific theory a statement that explains a complex idea; it is supported by evidence collected from many experiments
qualitative data data in the form of words ex. I have a lot of classes at Sinaloa
quantitative data data in the form of numbers ex. I have 6 classes at Sinaloa
Physics study of how and why things change
Chemistry study of matter
Biology study of living things
Astronomy study of stars and planets
Earth Science study of how Earth's surface changes, rocks and rock formations, and fossils. The main focus of what we will be studying
Ecology study of living things and how they interact with each other and their environment
Five Senses seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling
acoustics science of on how sound travels
what do you use to measure distance, length, or height ruler, meter stick, or tape measure
what do you use to measure mass and weight balance or scale
what do you use to measure volume beaker or graduated cylinder
what do you use to measure temperature thermometer
what do you use to measure time stopwatch, watch, clock
Make an Observation The grass is brown at the bus stop
Ask a Question Why is the grass brown near the bus stop
State a Hypothesis The grass is brown at the bus stop because students walk on the grass there
Collect Data Sam observes students for 3 days while they wait at the bus stop
Draw Conclusions The grass is brown because students are walking on the grass
Created by: amyhunterburns