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Scientific Processes

Unit 1 Vocabulary

Conserve To use resources wisely and not waste anything
Disposal Getting rid of; throwing away
Resources Materials in the environment that are useful to people
Aquarium Glass or Plastic container for water plants and/or animals
Beaker Wide-mouthed container used for measuring volume
Calculator Tool to compute math problems
Compass Tool used to determine direction
Graduated Cylinder Tall narrow glass or plastic tool used to measure volume
Spring Scale Tool used to measure the weight of an object
Terrarium Glass or Plastic container for growing plants and/or land animals
Thermometer Tool used to measure temperature or amount of heat energy
Chart/Table Organized way to display data
Conclusion Last step of the scientific method explaining why you got your results
Constant Not changing; the same
Data Observations or measurements recorded in an investigation
Evidence Figures, data, numbers, and logic that prove your claim
Graph Diagram to organize data (bar graph, line graph)
Hypothesis Your idea of what will happen in an investigation/experiment, A prediction
Inference Reaching a conclusion from evidence
Investigation The search for an answer to a question
Limitation Way in which a model is different from the real world
Metric System A system of weights and measures based on the meter, gram, and liter
Microscope Tool that uses lenses to magnify very small objects
Model Representation of something that is smaller, larger, or the same size of the actual object
Procedure Step by step instructions for carrying out an experiment
Represent To stand for something else
Trial Repeated times you do an experiment- add to reliable results
Variable The ONE thing you change in an experiment (example: type of soil a plant is growing in)
Created by: jchapates