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Science Vocab

Scientific inquiry ways scientists study the world.
Hypothesis not a fact.
Parameter measured factor.
Manipulated variable purposely changed.
Responding variable expected to change.
Controlled experiment one parameter is manipulated
Data facts, figures, and data.
Communicating sharing ideas/conclusions.
Model a picture, diagram, computer image, or object.
Scientific theory wide ranges of observations or experiments results.
Scientific law scientists expect to happen under particular conditions.
Science the study of the natural world.
Observing using 1 or more senses to gather info.
Inferring guessing base on reasoning from what you already know.
Predicting making a forecast based on past experience or evidence.
Chemistry study of matter & how it changes.
Physical study of matter, energy, motion, forces & their interactions.
SI International System of Units.
Weight measure the force of gravity on you.
Mass measurement of matter of an object.
Estimate approximate number based on reasonable assumptions.
Accuracy refers to measurements that are true or actual value.
Reproducibility group of measurements are to each other.
Significant Figures measurements include digits measured exactly plus one digit estimated.
Precision measure of exactness of a measurements.
Graph picture of your data.
Horizontal Axis x-axis is the graph line that runs left to right.
Vertical Axis y-axis is the graph line that runs left to right.
Origin point where the two axes cross is called the origin.
Coordinate a pair of number used to determine the position of a point on a graph.
Data Point point showing the location of that intersection is called a data point.
Line of Best Fit a smooth line that reflects a general pattern of a graph.
Linear Graph line graph in which the data points yield a straight line called a linear graph.
Slope the steepness of the graph line.
Non-Linear Graph line graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line is called a non-linear graph.
Motion distance from another object changes.
Reference point a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion.
Distance the length of a path between two points.
Displacement length and direction that an object has moved from its starting point.
Vector quantity that consists of both magnitude and a direction
Created by: Randy Dominguez