Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

ES-Unit 1

Unit 1: Scientific Inquiry

TermDefinition
Density equals Mass / Volume; value will be affected by temperature, pressure, how close atoms/molecules are to each other, and the size of the atoms.
Grams Units for Mass, Measured by triple-beam balance
Volume Units are Liters, measured with graduated cylinder, or length x width x height of a rectangular cube
Meters Units for length or distance
milli prefix for 1/1000 of a base unit
centi prefix for 1/100 of a base unit
kilo prefix for x1000 base units
Question What good science begins with, first step in the scientific method
Research Second step in scientific method, essential for gaining background knowledge
Hypothesis Third step in scientific method, an educated guess
Experiment Fourth step in scientific method, this is where we test our hypothesis and gather data
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry acronym (a.k.a. "The Metric System")
anemometer Measures wind speed
elevation distance above sea level
depth distance below sea level
Boiling point 100 degrees Celsius, 212 degrees Fahrenheit
Freezing point 0 degrees Celsius, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, 273 Kelvin
independent variable The variable "I" change in an experiment, determined prior to starting the experiment
dependent variable The responding variable, the value that is measured as the experiment is conducted
quantitative numeric type of observation
qualitative Observation made with 5 senses
inference a hypothesis or conclusion drawn from information we have collected. A guess or assumption based on data.
constant a variable that we keep the same with all our test groups
control one of the test groups set aside to have the "normal" conditions applied, we compare it to other test groups where we have applied our independent variable
conclusion The last step in the scientific method where we draw inferences based on data, not personal preferences.
Cardinal Directions North, South, East, West
Ordinal Directions Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
Created by: tejneckyc