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Gr. 6 Science Vocab

Vocabulary for LCMS 6th grade science students

Purpose What we want to find out in our investigation
Research Finding background information from books, classmates, and the internet
Hypothesis A possible explanation for an observation
Procedures The steps you follow in a scientific investigation
Scientific Investigation The process we use to find out more about something. The experiment!
Control This stays exactly the same in an experiment
Independent Variable A variable that the scientist changes
Dependent Variable The responding variable
Data The information that we colelct. This is usually put into tables, charts, or graphs
Observation Using the five senses to gather information
Conclusion What we learned from our investigation and how we might use it again
Investigating To find out, to solve, or figure out
Experimenting Identification and control of variables to arrive at a solution
Predicting Looking for outcomes that you expect to happen based on data and observations
Observing Using the 5 senses to describe: taste, smell, touch, sound, and sight
Communicating How information is passed on
Inferring Not a direct observation; this skill involves making a decision based on backgrounds
Classifying Putting objects into logical groups
Measuring Using tools to find and record data
Matter Anything that takes up space and has mass
Solid The particles are held very tightly together. It has a fixed shape.
Liquid This does not have its own shape. The particles are slightly spread out.
Gas The particles are spread very far apart. This does not have its own shape.
Atom The smallest particle of an element.
Nucleus The center of an atom. It holds the protons and the neutrons.
Proton This has a positive charge. It is found inside the nucleus.
Neutron This has no charge. It is found inside the nucleus.
Electron This has a negative charge. It is found on an orbit.
Neils Bohr He created the electron cloud model of the atoms
Mendeleyev He created one of the first periodic tables
Periodic Table This is a chart that organized the elements according to their atomic numbers
Element Matter made of one kind of atom. They can be found on the periodic table.
Atomic Mass This tells you how many protons and neutrons are in an element
Atomic Number This tells you how many protons are in an element
Compound Two or more elements held together by a chemical bond
Chemical Formula Symbols and numbers that describe a compound
Chemical Equations This shows what happens in a chemical reaction
Chemical Change This produces a new substance with new properties. The original substance is gone.
Physical Change This changes the appearance of a substance
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