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Lesson 1.1/1.2/1.5

TermDefinition
Scientific Inquiry Different ways scientist study the natural world
Hypothesis A possible answer to a scientific question or explanation
parameter The fact that can be measured in an experiment
Manipulated Variable The one purposely changed variable in an experiment
Responding Variable The variable that is effected by the manipulated variable's change
Controlled Experiment An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
Data The facts, figures, and other evidence gathered though observations
communicating sharing ideas with others
Model Picture, diagram , or computer image
Scientific Theory A well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or expiremental results
Scientific law is a statement that describes what scientist expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
quantitative data data with numbers or values
qualitative data information about qualities; information that can't actually be measured.
Science A way of learning about the natural world through observations and logical reasoning
observing notice or perceive
inferring conclude information from evidence
predicting estimate what will happen in the future
chemistry The study of properties of matter and how matter changes
physics The study of matter, energy, and forces, and how they interact
line graph shows correlations
horizontal-axis x-axis or independent variable
vertical-axis y-axis or dependant variable
origin (0,0)
coordinate bring the different elements into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony.
data point a placement on a graph to hold the value
line of best fit The general line in a correlation
linear graph a network of lines connecting points.
nonlinear graph points in a graph without a lines being connected
slope the steepness of the graph line
Created by: keith_kellier