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Methods Vocab

TermDefinition
Accuracy The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exactness; correctness
Conclusion The final answer found by doing an experiment to see it the hypothesis for a phenomenon is true.
constant a quantity that does not vary
Control group In an experiment, a group that serves as a standard for comparison with another group to which the control group is identical except one factor.
Data any pieces of information acquired through observation or experimentation.
Density the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance; commonly expressed as grams per cubic centimeter for solids and liquids and as grams per liter for gases.
Dependent Variable in an experiment, the factor that changes as a result of manipulation of one or more other factors(the independent factor).
Experimental group In an experiment, a group that is identical to a control group except for one factor and that is compared with the control group.
Hypothesis a testable idea or explation that leads to scientific investigation.
Independent variable in an experiment, the factor that is deliberately manipulated.
Inference a conclusion that is based on facts but that is not the direct and absolute result of those facts.
Mass(grams) a measure of teh amount of matter in an object; a fundamental property of an object that is not affected by the forces that act on the object, such as the gravitational force.
Precision the exactness of a measurement.
Procedure step-by-step instruction to achieve a desired result.
Problem a question proposed for solution or discussion.
Quantitative Data data that can be counted or measured.
Qualitative Data Data that can be observed but not measured, deals with descriptions.
Volume a measure of the size of a body or three -dimensional space.
Temperature a measure of how hot or cold something is
Probability a numeric value that indicates how likely the outcome of a random procedure might be
Evidence The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
Claim An arguable statement that can be proved or disproved.
Length(meters) the space between two points that can be measured with a metric ruler or meter stick.
Pipette(mL) A slender tube attached to or incorporating a bulb, for transferring or measuring out small quantities of liquid.
Graduated Cylinder(mL) A narrow, cylindrical container marked with horizontal lines to represent units of measurement and used to precisely measure the volume of liquids.
Balance(g) A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity.
Metric Ruler(mm/cm) Measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for measuring lengths, height, and width of an object or the distance between two points, objects or places.
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