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Science_Vocab_Unit_1

TermDefinition
accuracy a description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured
complex technology
data table
dependent variable the variable that depends on other factors, also the variable that will be measured and affected during the experiment
empirical evidence the observations , measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations
engineering the application of science and mathematics to solve real-life problems
experiment a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis or demonstrate a known fact
graph a visual aid used by scientists to communicate results of an experiment
prediction indicate in advance on the basis of observation, experience or scientific reason
quantitative observation relating to observation that is expressed by a number or quantity
range the difference between the largest and smallest numbers in a data set
mode the number or numbers that occur most frequently in a data set
median the middle number in an ordered data set with an odd number of data points
bar graph
hypothesis a statement predicting the result of a controlled scientific experiment
uncontrolled variable variable that is out of someone's control; often human error
histogram type of bar graph; also shows the frequency of data within equal intervals
increments
intervals
inference to make a conclusion based on reasoning and observations
controlled variable keeping ALL conditions the SAME except for the independent variable
line graph shows continuous data, or data that can take on any value
observation the action or process of examining something carefully in order to gain information
pie/circle graph
simple technology
precision the exactness of a measurement
prototype test model of the product
pseudoscience a process of investigation that in one or more ways resembles science but deviates from scientific methods
metric system
qualitative observation relating to information that concern quality or kind using your senses to make observations
science the methodological studying of the natural world through experimentation and verification of facts
T Chart
technology the use of tools, machines, materials, and processes to meet human needs
x-axis
y-axis
Created by: NateTheGreat307