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P.S Chapter 1

Science Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Hypothesis A guessed based on observations
Observing Using more or one senses to gather info.
Inferring making inferences
Predicting Making a forecast of the future based on past experience or evidence
Chemistry the study or properties of matter and how matter changes
Physics the study of matter,energy,motion,and forces how they interact
Scientific inquiry Refers to diffence way scientists study the way of earth
Parameter A factor that can be measured in a experiment
Controlled Experiment only parameter manipulated in ur evil plot
Data facts and other stuff u gather
Communicating sharing ideas and conclusions with others
Model a picture diagram computer image computer
Scientific theory A well tested explanation
Scientific law is a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen
manipulated variable Mv
Responding variable Rv
SI An Abbreviation
Weight A measure of the force of gravity on you
Mass A measure of the amount of matter of an object
Volume The amount of space an object takes up
Meniscus A curve
Estimate An Approximation of a number based on Reasonable assumption
Accuracy Refers to how close a measurement is
Reproducibly Refers to to how close a group of measurements are to each other
Graph A picture of your data
Horizontal Axis Line that runs left to right
Vertical Axis line that runs up and down
Origin Zero
Coordinate Pair of #'s used to determine the position
Data Point The point showing the location of the intersection
Line of best fit A smooth line that reflects the general pattern of a graph
Linear Graph A line graph
Slope The steepness of a graph
Nonlinear graph When the point is not straight
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