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Sci Vocab Cavallaro

7th grade vocabulary terms carmen n.

1) Constant: Variable that does not change in an experiment
2) Continental drift: Wegener's hypothesis that all continents were once connected in a single large landmass that broke apart about 200 million years ago and drifted slowly to their current positions.
3) Earth science: Study of earth and space including rocks, fossils, climate, volcanoes, land use, ocean water earthquakes, and objects in space/
4) Asthenosphere: Plasticlike layer of earth on which the lithospheric plates float and move around.
5) Hypothesis: An educated idea
6) Science: A process of observing, studying, and thinking about things in your world to gain knowledge.
7) Equator: An imaginary line around the earth halfway between the north and south poles.
8) Latitude: Lines running parallel to the equator.
9) Longitude: Distances in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
10) Scientific methods: Problem-solving procedures used in experiments.
11) Independant variables: The variable that you change.
12) Theory: A explanation backed by results from many tests or experiments.
13) Scientific law: A rule that describes behavior of something in nature.
14) Bias: A personal opinion.
15) Ethics: Moral values about what is good or bad.
16) Fault: Fracture that ocurs when rocks break and that the results in relative movement of opposing sides can form as a result of compression, being pulled apart, or shear.
Created by: Carmen Ng 703