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0A-Science Skills

observation facts based on what you learn through your senses or the use of scientific tools & instruments
qualitative facts that relies on the observations using the five senses
quantitative facts that include numbers – amounts, measurements, values, etc.
conclusion what is going on and why it is happening
inference conclusion based on prior knowledge, observations, evidence, and reasoning
opinion conclusion that includes personal judgements, beliefs, personal preference, or values
question an inquiry based on an observation, it may lead to a hypothesis to look for the reason behind the observation
research discovering known information about the observation or question
hypothesis a proposed explanation for a phenomenon made as a starting point for further observation or tests
experiment a procedure carried out under controlled conditions in order to discover what happens, based on a scientific question
variable factors that affect the outcome of an experiment
evidence information, facts or data supporting (or contradicting) a claim
claim the answer to a scientific question
reasoning explaining how evidence supports a claim
law a statement based on repeated observations that describes some phenomenon of nature (what happens)
theory a well-substantiated explanation of an aspect of the natural world (why or how something happens)
belief trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something
SI International System of Units
Celsius (°C) SI unit for temperature
kilogram (kg) SI unit for mass
meter (m) SI unit for distance
Newton (N) SI unit for force
second (s) SI unit for time
mass the amount of matter in an object
weight how much gravity is pulling on an object
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