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C1 Science Vocab

Review of the Vocabulary for Science Chapter 1

TermDefinition
investigation a careful way of looking for something
reference materials encyclopedias, books, magazines, and the Internet
research using reference materials to start an investigation about a topic
inquiry the process of asking questions and searching for answers
tool an object or device used to perform a task
metric ruler a tool used to measure length and distance
hand lens to make objects appear larger
computer a tool used to analyze data
graduated cylinder a tool used to measure volume
thermometer a tool used to measure temperature
telescope to help you see objects far away
microscope use several lens to make objects appear much larger
dependent variable the thing you change in an experiment
hypothesis a possible answer to your question
controlled variables are things you keep the same so they do not affect the dependent variable
evidence observations and facts gained from experiments
The three words you have in a hypothesis if...then... because
2 dimensional describes something that has length and width but not height
3 dimensional describes objects that have length, width, and height
conclusion decision you make based on your data
independent variable the thing you must measure
scientific method an organized way to answer questions and solve problems
data the results gathered in an investigation
procedure a set of step-by-step instructions
inference a conclusion based on facts
Created by: rklein