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Science Vocab Stack

Definitions to help with science

TermDefinition
Science The study of the natural world
Observing Using the senses to gather information
Infering Guessing based on reasoning from what you already know.
Predicting Making a forecast based on past experience or evidence.
Physical Science The study of energy and matter changes
Chemistry The study properties of matter and how matter changes
Scientific Inquiry Different ways to study the natural world
Hypothesis Possible answer for a scientific question, observation, or explanation
Parameter A measurable factor
Manipulated Variable A variable that is purposely changed for an experiment
Responding Variable A variable that changes under circumstances during the experiment
Controlled Experiment An investigation in which only one variable is manipulated at a time.
Data Facts, figures, and evidence gathered from an experiment.
Communicating Sharing ideas or conclusions with other scientists.
Models A picture or diagram that shows how an idea of science works.
Scientific Theory Explanation for many observations
Scientific Law What's expected to happen in a set parameter.
SI International System of Units
Weight The measure of the force of gravity
Mass The measure of matter in an object
Estimate Approximation based on a given number
Accuracy How close a figure is to an actual number
Reproducibility How close two groups are to being the same
Scientific Figures One exact digit and one estimate
Precision How exact a measurement is
Graph A "Picture" that shows data
Horizontal Axis The axis that goes from left to right
Vertical Axis The axis that goes up and down
Origin The place where the axes cross
Coordinate A pair of numbers that show data between the x and y axes
Data Point A "point" that shows where that intersection is
Line of best fit A smooth line that shows a pattern
Linear Graph A graph result that shows a straight line
Slope The calculated steepness of a graph line
Nonlinear Graph Graph that does not show a straight line
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