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Scientific Inquiry Different ways scientist study
Hypothesis Possible answers or observations
Parameter Measured Factor
Manipulated Varible Variable parameter purposely changed
Responding Varible Variable parameter purposely changed
Controlled Experiment One parameter is manipulated at a time
Data Facts, Figures, Evidence, gathered through observations
Communicating Sharing ideas and conclusions
Model Picture, Diagram, of an object shown to display
Scientific Theory Well tested explanation for an observation
Scientific Law Statement that describes what scientist think will happen
Science The study of the natural world
Observing Using 1 or more senses to gather info
Inferring Educated Guess
Predicting Making a forecast based on past experience or evidence
Chemistry The study of matter and how it changes
Physics The study of matter, energy, motion, forces, and their interaction
Estimate an approximation of a number based on reasonable assumptions
Accuracy refers to how close a measurement is to the true or actual value
Reproducibility refers to how close a group of measurements are to each other
Significant figures include all of the digits that have been measu
Horizontal axis x-axis is the graph line that runs left to right
Vertical axis y-axis on the graph line that runs up and down
Origin the point were axis cross
Coordinate a pair of #s to determine the position of a point on a graph
Data point the point showing the location of inresection
Line of best fit a smooth line that reflects the general pattern of the line
Linear graph a graph were the points yeild
Slope steepness of the line or graph
Non linear graph a line were the data points aren't straight or linear
SI short for international system of units
weight the measure of gravity pulling on an object
mass the amount of matter in an object
volume amount of space an object takes up
meniscus a curved figure or line
+ length a line on or placed on the positive numbers
significant figures measurement that includes all the exact digits
precision a measure of exactness
motion if the object's distance from one point to another is changing
reference poits a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion
distance the length of the path between two points
displacement the length and direction that an object has moved from its starting point
vector a quantity that consists of both direction and magnitude
speed the distance of an object travels per unit of time
average speed divide the total distance traveled by the total time.
instantaneous speed the rate at which an object is moving at a given instant in time
velocity speed in given direction
force anything pushed pulled or moved
newton an english scientist Isaac Newton
net force combinations of all forces
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