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Scientific Skills

Gr. 6 Scientific Skills Vocabulary

Observing Use your 5 senses to find out what is goign on around you.
5 Senses Sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
Compare To observe how things or events are ALIKE.
Contrast To observe how things or events are DIFFERENT.
Data Information collected when something is observed. Usually in the form of numbers.
Model A tool scientists use to represent an object or process; can be 3-dimensional, a drawing, a diagram, or a computer image.
Simulation A computer model that usually shows a process.
Measuring Compares an unknown value with a known value, expressed in units.
Length The distance from one point to another point.
Area Length multiplied by width.
Mass The amount of matter in something, metric unit in grams.
Volume The amount of space an object takes up, unit in liters in the metric system.
Temperature A measure of the amount of heat energy something contains.
Fahrenheit Scale English system of measurement for temperature.
Celcius Scale Metric unit of temperature.Unit of temperature most of used in Science.
Kelvin Scale Syteme Intertnational (SI) unit of temperature.
Communication Sharing information.
Analyzing Organizing data in a logical order.
Graphs Show patterns in data.For example, bar, line, or circle.
Infer To form a conclusion based on past experience or observations.
Predict To state ahead of time what you think will happen.
Created by: salleyj