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TermDefinition
science The study of the natural world through observations and logical reasonings
observing The process of using one or more of your senses to gather information.
inferring The process of making and inference.
predicting The process of forecasting what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence.
chemistry The study of the properties of matter and how matter changes.
physics The study of matter,energy motion,and forces,and how they interact
scientific inquiry The ongoing process of discovery in science.
hypothesis A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question.
manipulated variable The one variable parameter that a scientist changes during an experiment.
responding variable The variable parameter that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated, or independent, variable in an experiment.
controlled expirement An experiment in which only one parameter is manipulated at a time.
data Facts,Figures,and other evidence gathered through observation.
communicating the process of sharing ideas with others through writing and speaking.
model A representation of of an object or process
scientific theory A well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
scientific law A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
SI International System of units
weight A measure of the force of gravity on an object.
mass A measure of how much matter is in an object.
volume The amount of space that matter occupies.
meniscus The curved upper surface of a liquid in a column of liquid.
density The ratio of the mass of a substance to its volume.
celsuis scale The temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees.
kelvin scale The temperature scale on which zero is the temperature at which no more energy can be removed from matter.
absolute zero The temperature at which no more energy can be removed from matter
parameter The factor that can be measured
origin The line where 0 and 0 meet
graph A picture of infromation
slope The steepness of a graph
Created by: MiguelC