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Science Vocab

Science Processes Vocab

QuestionAnswer
Science Systematic study of natural events and conditions
Pseudoscience Belief or practice based on incorrectly applied scientific methods, "false" science
Misconception A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding
Hypothesis A testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation
Theory An idea or explanation that has already been repeatedly supported by research
Law A statement based on repeated experimental observation explaining an aspect of the universe; a "proven" explanation
Independent variable The factor deliberately manipulated in a scientific investigation
Dependent variable The factor that changes as a result of the manipulation of an independent variable
Conclusion The closing summary of the results of a scientific experiment, taking in the results of the collected data
Data Information gathered by experimentation or observation that is used in calculating or reasoning
Control Constant and unchanging standard of comparison a factor in an experiment that is held constant
Correlation A mutual relationship connecting two events; not necessarily cause
Volume Amount of space a substance or object occupies
Mass Amount of matter in an object
Density a measure of how much stuff an object has in a unit volume D= m/v
Temperature A measure of how hot or cold something is; measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a substance
Length The extent of something from one end to another
Created by: Nashelle