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Inquiry and Design

Key terms and concepts from Inquiry and Design Unit

meter Basic unit for measuring length
moon Weight here is one-sixth the weight on Earth
scientists Use the scientific method to explain phenomena
weight The pull of gravity on an object or organism.
balance Very accurate tool for measuring mass
explanations What scientists come up with
length The distance from one point to another point.
mass The amount of matter in an object or organism.
design What engineers do
solutions What engineers come up with
Earth Where mass and weight are equal
ruler tool used for measuring length
hypothesis An educated guess about the answer to a question.
problem What engineers begin with.
phenomenon Something that occurs
experiment Used to test a hypothesis
engineers Create machines and systems
question What scientists begin with
scale Less accurate tool for measuring mass
space Where there weight is zero.
gravity The force that pulls objects together
gram The basic unit for measuring mass.
data Information collected during an experiment
analysis Creating graphs and charts to understand data
conclusion Decision that a hypothesis was right or wrong.
Created by: rrichards2