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science

Vocabulary 1

TermDefinition
conclusion the end or finish of an event or process.
constant uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
control to exercise restraint or direction over; dominant; command.
Data (singular: datum) observations and measurements recorded during an experiment.
Dependent variable Experimental data collected through observation and measurement.
Experiment Process that test a hypothesis by collecting information under controlled conditions.
Hypothesis Proposed explanation or answer to a scientific question.
Independent variable condition or factor that is manipulated by a scientist during an experiment.
Interpret to construe or understand in a particular way.
Magnification the action or process of magnifying something or being magnified, especially visually.
Micron a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
placebo an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug
plot a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
prefix an affix that is added in front of the word
problem a question raised for consideration or solution.
resolution a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner.
scale an ordered reference standard.
scientific method a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses.
system international a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists.
variable something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation.
Created by: vocabu