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Inquiry grade 5 sci.

TermDefinition
analyze To study something carefully to understand what it means.
anemometer A tool used to study how fast the wind is blowing.
balance A tool used to measure the weight (or the mass) of an object.
barometer A tool used to measure the pressure in the air.
claim A statement that something is true.
classify To group or organize objects or events in categories based on specific characteristics.
communicate To share ideas and information.
conclusion A statement about what data and observations seem to mean (a statement that a person thinks is true based on the results of an investigation).
control A condition that stays the same in all parts of an experiment.
data Pieces of information.
data table A chart that shows information in rows and columns, used to record and organize data.
dependent variable The factor that changes when a scientist changes the independent variable in an experiment.
design A plan for solving a problem or making a new product.
experiment A carefully controlled test to answer a scientific question.
field study An investigation conducted outdoors.
graduated cylinder A narrow cylindrical container marked with horizontal lines to represent units of measurement and used to find the volume of liquids.
hypothesis A possible answer to a scientific question.
independent variable The factor that a scientist changes in an experiment.
inference To conclude from evidence; to use logical reasoning to explain events or to draw conclusions.
inquiry A question about something or a study of it.
investigation A careful study of something.
measure To compare an attribute of an object such as mass, length, or volume to a standard such as gram or centimeter.
meter stick A tool used for measuring length or distance.
microscope A tool that makes objects that are very small look larger.
model Something that stands for a real object or system.
observation Information gathered with the senses.
pattern A repeating set of things such as events or shapes.
peer review The examination of a scientist's work by other scientists.
prediction A statement about what is likely to happen in the future.
revise To change something in order to correct or improbe it.
scientific bias The interpretation of results in a personal or slanted manner.
scientific investigation (method) A detailed and careful examination to find an answer to a question.
spring scale A tool used to measure force or weight.
stopwatch A tool that can be started and stopped to measure exact amounts of time.
technological design The process of using science to design new technology.
technology The use of science to solve a practical problem.
telescope A tool that makes objects that are far away look much closer.
thermometer A tool that measures temperature (thermal energy).
variable A factor that can change, or vary, in an experiment.
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