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Physics Vocabulary

Physics Vocab. chap. 1.1 & 1.2

Science The knowledge obtained by observing events in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principles.
Law A statement that predicts events under certain conditions.
Technology The specific methods, materials, and devices used to solve science problems.
Theory A group of ideas that explains many related observations and is supported by a large body of evidence.
Biological Science The science that studies living organisms.
Physical Science The scientific study of nonliving matter.
Earth Science The scientific study of Earth and the universe around it.
Critical Thinking The ability to critically make judgments on the basis of objective and supported reasons.
Scientific Methods Many steps followed to solve science problems, including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating a conclusion.
Variable Factors that change in an experiment in order to test a hypothesis.
Length Distance between two objects
Mass The amount of matter in an object
Volume The size of a body or region in three-dimensional space.
Weight A measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object.
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