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Science Chpt 1


science the knowledge gained by observing the natural world
scientific method a series of steps followed to solve problems 1. ask a question 2.make observationa 3.do researrch 4. form hypothesis 5.desighn experiment 6.analyze data 7.draw conclusions 8.communicate resultss
observation the process of obtaining imformation using the senses
hypothesis an explanation that is based on prior scientific research or observations that can be tested
data any piece of information acquired through experiment
model a pattern, plan, reperesentation, or description design to show the structure or working of an object, system, or concept
theory an eplanation that ties together many hypotheses and observations
law a summary of many experimental results and observations, tells how thiings work
technology the product and processes that are designed to serve our needs
engineering the process of creating technolodgy
engineering design process the process enginners use to develope a new technology 1.identify a need 2.imagine possible solution 3.make a prototype 4.test and evaluate 5.improve the solution
prototype a test model of an object
cost-benifit analysis the process of determing whether the cost of doing something is offordable
bioengineering the application of engineering to living things such as humans and plants
assistive bioengineering engineering that results in a product or process that helps an organism but does not change them
adaptive bioengineering engineering that results in a product or process that changes a living thing
meter the basic unit of length in the SI
area a measure of the size of a surface or a region
mass a measure of the amount of matter in an object
volume a measure of the size of a body or region in three-deminsional space
temperature a measure of how hot(or cold) an object is
Created by: cheesequeen