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4th Grade Science

Science Vocabulary

science The study of the natural world.
observation Information collected by using the five senses.
scientist A person who asks questions about the natural world.
investigation A procedure carried out to gather data about an object or an event.
evidence Information collected during a scientific investigation.
inference An untested conclusion based on observations.
hypothesis A possible explanation or answer to a question; a testable statement.
empirical evidence Data collected through direct observation or experience.
microscope A tool for looking at objects that cannot be seen with the eye alone.
pan balance A tool that measures mass with units called grams (g).
spring scale A tool used to measure forces, such as weight, in units called newtons.
triple beam balance An accurate tool to use for measuring mass.
Created by: Ms. Barrera