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6th Grade

Nature of Science

TermDefinition
Temperature measure of average kinetic (motion) energy of the particles in an object
Density the amount of mass per unit of volume
SI Sytem standard system of measurement used worldwide related by multiples of ten
Volume the amount of space an object occupies
Predicting making an inference about a future event based on current evidence or past experiences
Observing using the five senses to learn about an object or event; or to collect information about an object
Pie Graph showing parts of a whole (often percentages)
Mass amount of matter in an object
Inferring interpretation based on observation and prior knowledge
Graph visually represents data; easier interpretation; makes further predictions
Communicating describing an object or event to another person
Bar Graph making comparisons between groups
Weight force of gravity on an object
Quantitive Observation uses numbers to describe observations
Classifying placing objects or events into groups based on common characteristics
Representing & Analyzing Data organizing measurements and data to make your information easier to use and understand
Line graph changes over time; data point connected
Measuring determining the length, area, volume, mass or temperature to describe or quantify
Qualitative Observation uses words to describe observations
Length distance between two points
Scientific Theory a theory that explains scientific observations
Scientific Law based on repeated experimental observations; always applies under the same conditions
Ethics moral principles that govern a person or group's behavior
Bias in favor or against a certain thing; causing justice
Created by: ThomasDeGoey