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Scientific Method

Measurement

TermDefinition
independent variable factor in an experiment that experimenter changes; always on the x-axis on a graph
Volume Amount of space something takes up. Volume is measured in liters.
Mass How much matter is in something. Mass is measured in grams. Does not change with location
graph a picture of numbers showing their relationship to one another
Temperature How hot or how cold something is. Measured in degrees Celsius
Weight Is a measure of the pull of gravity on an object. Measured in pounds. Changes depending on location.
abbreviation for kilometer km
abbreviation for millimeter mm
abbreviation for centimeter cm
abbreviation for meter m
dependent variable data being measured in an experiment; always on y-axis on a graph
Ask a question 1st in sci method
research gather background information; 2nd in sci method
make hypothesis educated guess; 3rd in sci method
conduct experiment design a procedure for testing your hypothesis; 4th in sci method
Analyze data graph information and make conclusions; 5th in sci method
report results communicate information on the findings from your experiment to other scientists; 6th in sci method
International System of Units (SI) system of measurement based in 10s
Created by: lsmith340