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Chemistry Vocab 1

Vocab Chapter 1

Independent Variable I an experiment, the variable that the experiment plans to change
Applied Research A type of scientific investigation that is undertaken to solve a specific problem
Chemistry The study of matter and the changes it under goes
Quantitative Data Numerical information describing how much, how little, how big, how tall, or how fast
Scientific Method A systematic approach used in scientific study; organized process used by scientists to do research and to verify the work of others
Weight A measure of an amount of matter and also the effect of Earth's gravitational pull on that matter
Model A visual representation, verbal and/or mathematical explanation of data collected from many experiments
Hypothesis A tentative, testable statement or prediction about what has been observed
Experiment A set of controlled observations that test a hypothesis
Control In an experiment the standard that is used for comparison
Substance Matter that has a definite composition; also known as a chemical
Dependent Variable In an experiment the variable whose value depends on the independent variable
Theory Explanation supported by many experiments; subjected to new experimental data; can be modified
Qualitative Data Information describing color,odor,shape, or some other physical characteristic
Pure Research A type of scientific investigation that seeks to gain knowledge for the same of knowledge itself
Mass A measure that reflects the amount of matter
Conclusion A judgement based on the information obtained
Scientific Law Describes a relationship in nature that is supported by many expirements
Created by: Huntress2016