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Unit 1

Science, Technology, & Engineering

law description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world.
theory an explanation supported by a large amount of evidence.
science the study of the natural world.
empirical evidence the measurements and data scientists gather in support of a scientific explanation.
experiment an organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions.
observation the process of gathering information by using the senses.
hypothesis a testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigations.
independent variable that is deliberately adjusted or changed.
dependent variable that is the outcome or result of the investigation.
data information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculating or reasoning.
model representation of an object or a process that allows scientists to study something in greater detail.
simulation a model to copy the function, behavior, or process of the thing it represents.
technology is the application of science for practical purposes. Can include products, processes, and systems.
engineering the application of science and mathematics to solve real-life problems.
trade off the act of giving up one advantage to keep another.
prototype test model of a product.
risk benefit analysis that compares the risks, or unfavorable effects, to the benefits, or favorable effects, of a decision or technology.
life cycle analysis that is an evaluation of the materials and energy used for the manufacture, transportation, sale, use, and disposal of a product.
pugh chart a chart used to compare the features of multiple items.
materials science the modification and study of materials is the field of this.
Created by: palmer_wwms