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Unit 1a.3

Science Inquiry Key Terms 2017 - 2018

Computation Finding an answer by using mathematics or logic
Estimation A rough calculation of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something
Scientific inquiry The diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence derived from their work
Ethics Moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity
Context The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, in terms that can be fully understood and assessed
Contextual Depending on or relating to the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea
Evidence The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid
Formulate To create a strategy or come up with a plan or idea, or to express an idea in a clear, concise way
Replication The action of copying or reproducing something
Mean The average of the numbers
Median The "middle" value in a list of numbers
Mode The number which appears most often in a set of numbers
Scientific notation A method of expressing numbers in terms of a decimal number between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10.
Created by: darrin_evans