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1.1 M/J Physical Science

analyze examine methodically and in detail, typically for the purposes of explanation and interpretation
apron a protective garment worn over the front of one's clothes and tied at the back
conclusion the final judgment or decision reached by reasoning at the end of a process or event
control group the factor being tested is not applied so that it may serve as a standard for comparison against another group where the factor is applied
data facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
empirical evidence based on or verified by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
experiment a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact
eye wash station a place where a cleansing solution for a person's eye is located
fire blanket a large blanket-like piece of fire-resistant material
fire extinguisher an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires
goggles protective eye wear
hypothesis a proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
inference a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
investigation formal or systematic examination or research
law (scientific law) a statement about an observed phenomenon or a unifying concept
measurement The dimension, quantity, or capacity determined by a set system, such as metric
metric a standard of measurement
model (scientific model) an item used as an example to show or demonstrate
observation a remark, statement, or comment based on something one has seen, heard, or noticed
outcome (dependent ) variable a variable whose value depends on that of another variable; it is what will be measured
predict say or estimate something specified that will happen in the future
repetition the action of repeating
replication the action of copying or reproducing something
scientist a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences
scientific model a scientific activity, a method of procedure that has characterized natural science, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses
scientific problem something in which an experiment can be used to help understanding
technology machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge
test (independent) variable is what is varied during the experiment; it is what the investigator thinks will affect the other variable
theory a well-established explanation for scientific data
trials a test of variables such as the performance, qualities, or suitability
valid producing the desired result
Created by: MsKovalcik