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Science 1.1-1.5

Science 1.2

Scientific Inquiry Different ways scientists study the natural world
Hypothesis A possible answer to a scientific question or explanation for a set of observations
Parameter A factor that can be measured in an experiment
Manipulated Variable The one purposely changed variable parameter
Responding Variable The variable parameter that's expected to change because of the manipulated variable
Controlled Experiment An investigation in which only one parameter is changed at a time
Data Facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
Communicating Sharing conclusions and ideas with others through writing and speaking
Model A picture, diagram, computer image, or other representation of an object or process.
Qualitative data Data that can be recorded as notes.
Quantitative data Data that consists of measurements
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
Science The study of the natural world
Observing Using one or more senses to gather information
Inferring When you explain your observations
Predicting Making a forecast on 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
Graph A picture of your data
Horizontal Axis Graph line that runs left to right
Vertical Axis Graph line that runs up and down
Origin The point where 2 axes cross
Coordinate A pair of numbers used to determine the position of a graph
Data Point Shows the location of the intersection of data.
Line of Best Fit Reflects general pattern of a graph
Linear Graph A graph where data falls along a straight line.
Non-Linear Graph A graph where data doesn't fall along a straight line
Slope The steepness of the graph line.
Created by: bklemer