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Nature of Science

5th Grade Vocabulary

a tool used to measure the amount of thermal energy in an object or substance thermometer
a tool used to measure time stop watch
an object necessary to carry out an investigation tool
something that can be changed and might affect the outcome of an experiment variable
charts that contain a list or lists tables
electronic systems technology
a problem that is developed from a hypothesis testable hypothesis
an idea that is the best explanation for many observations theory
safety tool used to protect the eyes safety goggles
evidence that supports a scientific theory or hypothesis scientific evidence
the interpretation of the data results
to go back over again review
tools used to measure length rulers
free from injury; careful safe
to rely on; the more trials or tests done the more valid the results reliability
to stand for; model represent
to study or examine a particular subject research
sources of information resources
a strategy used to achieve a goal plan
the steps one takes in developing an investigation procedure
intelligent, making sense reasonable
to use a material or substance again, usually in another form or way recycling
a representation, generally in miniature, to show the construction or appearance of something model
to watch, view, or note observe
to put in order or to sequence organize
a mass that swings freely from a fixed point pendulum
the amount of matter in an object mass
a number and a unit that give a quantity; volume, length, mass measuring
a tool used to measure (in centimeters) that is 1 meter in length meter stick
a tool that makes very small objects appear larger by magnifying them microscope
an experiment or activity that is conducted to answer a question investigation
something that restricts or limits limitation
an object that attracts iron magnet
drawings, usually on a flat surface, of an area or the features of an area map
evidence that is not obvious or visible indirect evidence
knowledge gained through research or study information
questioning; to question inquiry
a tool used to heat materials or objects hot plate
an educated quess; usually in an if, then statement hypothesis
to recognize or verify identify
to carry out implement
to inspect or study examine
a statement used to clarify explanation
a picture that shows relationships between sets of data graph
a tool used to magnify objects hand lens
the amount of space between two things distance
to develop conclusions from evidence, without making a direct observation draw inferences
a tool or instrument that is used for a specific purpose equipment
to judge or determine evaluate
to review or discuss critique
any motion of an object, sequence, or process that repeats itself cycle
evidence that is obvious or seen direct evidence
getting rid of disposal
to conserve or save; take care of conservation
to build construct
additions, donations, improvements contributions
an investigation in which only one variable is changed at a time controlled experiment
to discuss or share what one knows and understands communicate
a tool used to detect magnetic north compass
electronic devices used to do research and create documents and graphs computers
to direct or administer conduct
an outline map that is used to record information chart
to gather information or objects together collect
a net used to collect materials or objects, usually from nature collecting net
to carefully examine in detail analyze
tools used to determine the mass of an object balances
small electronic devices that perform mathematical calculations calculators
a tool used to take pictures camera
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