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Science Vocab 1

Science vocabulary

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A way of learning about the natural world. Often involves the "relentless" testing a retesting of conclustions. Science
a possible (and testable) explanation to a scientific question. Has low predictive value. Often expressed as an "if-then" statement. Hypothesis
a well-tested explanation to a scientific question. Has high predictive value. Theory
a very well-tested explanation to a scientific question. Has a very high predictive value, and describes what scientists expect to happen every time. Law
a statement that attributes human emotions, motivations, and/or attributes to non-human organisms. Has no value in science because it represents an observation that can't be tested. Anthropomorphic Statement
any description of nature that implies the existence of a Creator. No value in science because it can't be tested. Teleological Statement
the (approximately) 7 step process for exploring observations and answering questions. Scientific Method
the process of using one or more of the five senses to gather information about the world. Observation
an interpretation of an observation based on evidence and prior knowledge. Inference
finding out what others have already learned about your scientific questions. Research
the factors that can change during an experiment. Variables
the factor that the scientist changes during an experiment. Also called the independent variable. Manipulated Variable
the factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated varialbe in an experiment. Also called the dependent variable. Responding Variable
the factors that you want to remain constant (unchanged) during an experiment. Controlled Variables
an experiment in which all variables except one are kept constant. Controlled Experiment
the observations and measurements you make during an experiment. Data
a statement that sums up what you learned during an experiment. Conclusion
a good way to display data when your manipulated (independent variable) is continuous (that is, there are other points between the ones you tested). Line Graph
a method of estimating values between your known data points. Interpolation
a method of estimating values beyond your known data points. Extrapolation
a good way to display data when your manipulated (independent) variable is distinct (that is, there are no other points between the ones you tested). Bar Graph
an acronym for remembering which variables are grphed onto which axes, (dependent, responding on Y and manipulated, indpendent on X) DRY-MIX
the distance between two points Length
the amount of space something takes up. Volume
the amount of matter in an object. Similar (but not identical) to weight. Mass
the standard system of measurement used by scientists all over the world. Abbreviated SI. Also called the Metric System. International System of Units
the basic SI unit for measuring length. Meter
the basic SI unit for volume. Liter
the basic SI unit for mass. Gram
the SI prefix that means 100 times smaller (1/100TH) than the basic unit. Centi
the SI prefix that means 1000 times smaller (1/1000th) than the basic unit. Milli
the SI prefix that means 1000 times larger than the basic unit. Kilo
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