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Science

TermDefinition
Qualitative Made by gathering information that can be recorded using descriptive language
Quantitative Made by gathering information that can be recorded as a number with a measurement unit
Inference Not a fact, but a interpretation of what the direct observations mean
scientific law Describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of comditions
Constant Part of an experiment that is held in the same condition for control and experimental
Varible Part of an experiment that changes
Independent variable A factor in a controlled experiment that is intentionally changed by the experimenter
Theory A well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results
Inquire To ask for informatin
Responding varible A resulting factor in a controlled experiment that is observations and measured to see if it changes due to the manipulation of another variable
Experiment A course of action completed in order to a test a hypothesis
Control A standard to which all other levels are compared in a scientific experment
Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space
Physical change Any change that alters form or appearance of matter but does not make any substance in the matter in to a different substance
Chemical change Any change that changes the inside of something, but stays the same on the outside.
accuracy the quality or state of being correct or precise.
Calibration the action or process of calibrating an instrument or experimental readings
Graduated Cylinder a piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid.
International System of measurment the metric system
Liquid a definite volume but no fixed shape.
Mass a coherent, typically large body of matter with no definite shape
Matter physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.
Meniscus the curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube.
Newton A unit of measurment
precision the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate.
Triple beam balance typical mechanical balance
unit an individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but which can also form an individual component of a larger or more complex whole.
Volume the amount of space that a substance or object occupies, or that is enclosed within a container, especially when great.
weight a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing
pure substance A substance made of only one kind of material having definite proportional amounts and properties
Mixture Matter that consists of two or more substances not chemically combined
element The simplest type of pure substances
Compound Two or more elements chemically comnined
Homogeneous mixture Two or more substances not chemically combined, but appearing to be evenly blened
Heterogeneous mixture two or more substances not chemically combined, and appearing non-uniform with physically distinct substances included
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