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science 8th gr ss

TermDefinition
scientific method methods and processes that are used for investigating scientific phenomenon
hypothesis an educated guess
theory a conclusion based on testing a hypothesis
observation, research, hypothesis, experiment, collect data, analysis, conclusion Steps of the scientific method
Control Part of an experiment that does not change
Variables The one thing an experiment that does change
Inference An educated guess based on evidence
observation a conclusion based on a persons experience
density how much stuff an object is made of
oblate spheroid the shape of the Earth
lithosphere the rigid shell of Earth that surrounds the inner layers
hydrosphere Earths liquid water layer. Oceans, lakes, rivers and ground water
Atmosphere the shell of gasses that surround the Earth.
Layers of the Atmosphere troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere
mineral a solid that is naturally occuring, inorganic chemical composition
properties of minerals color, luster, streak, hardness, density, cleavage, crystal shape
Created by: beth weir