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Chapter 1 vocab

life science The study of living things.
scientific methods A series of steps followed to solve problems.
hypothesis An explanation that is based on prior scientific research or observations and that can be tested
controlled experiment An experiment that tests only one factor at a time by using a comparison of a controlled group with an experimental group.
variable A factor that changes in an experiment in order to test a hypothesis.
model A pattern a plan representation or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object system or concept.
theory An explanation that ties together many hypothesis and observations.
law A summary of experimental results and observations a law that tells how this work.
technology The apllication of science for partical purposes the use of tools machines materials and process to meet human needs.
compound light microscope An instrument that magnefies small objects so that they can be seen easily by using two or more lenses
electron microscope A microscope that focuses a beam of electrons to magnify objects.
area A mesure of the size of a surface or a region.
volume A measure of the size of body or region in three-dimensional space.
mass A measure of the amount of matter in an object.
temperature A measure of how hot or cold something is specifically a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object.
Created by: TRAE31