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6th g science invest

S I units another name for the metric system that most scientists in all countries use. Based on # 10
triple beam balance a tool used to measure the mass of an object in grams (g)
graduated cylinder a tool used to measure volume in milliliters (ml)
meniscus the curved surface of a liquid in a graduated cylinder
observation any use of the 5 senses to gather information
hypothesis a possible explanation or answer to a question
data any piece of information gathered through investigation
conclusion a report made by a scientist after carefully analyzing the results of their tests to see if their data supports the hypothesis
inference the act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence
model a representation of an object or system. using something familiar to help you understand something unfamiliar. mosels have limits
theory a unifying explanation for a broad range of hypotheses and observations that have been supported by testing
law a summary of many experimental results and observations. A law tells how things work
independent variable a factor that is changed on purpose by the scientist that affects the result of an experiment
dependent variable depends or responds to the independent variable.it affects the result of an experiment and is measured to see if the I.V. has affected the results
mass the amount of matter something is made of.it is not affected by gravity. measured in grams (g)
weight measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object. measured in Newtons (N) using a spring balance
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