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JASON Project
Use technology to connect students to science expeditions
crater
a hollow area in the ground
geologist
a scientist who studies the characteristics of rocks to tell how the rocks may have been formed
atmosphere
the layers of gases that surround a planet
meteors
rocks that enter Earth's atmosphere
meteorites
when an object hits the moon or earth surface
evidence
clues used to solve a problem
draw conclusions
put together all facts you have learned
model
something that represents an object or event
variables
things in an experiment that can be changed or controlled
Meteor Crater
crater in Arizona being studied
hypothesis
a statement to answer a question that hasn't been proven
communicate
to tell or share information
experiment
a test used to discover or prove something
observe
to use senses(sight, touch,etc) to learn about an object or event
analyze
to separate something into its parts to find out about it
ask questions
to ask about what you don't know based to what you see
cause and effect
something(cause)that brings about a change in something(effect)
classify
to group objects according to their characteristics
collect data
to put together all useful information
compare and contrast
to find out how things are the same(compare) and how they are different(contrast)
define
to make up a description that is based on observation and experience
explain
to tell the meaning of something
idenify
to name or recognize
infer
to form an idea from facts or observations
interpret data
to use information that has been gathered to answer questions or solve a problem
make decisions
to make up your mind from many choices
measure
to find the size, volume, area, mass, weight or temperature of an object or how long an event occurs
plan
to think out ahead of time how something is to be done or made, including methods or materials
predict
to state possible results of an event or experiment
repeat
to do something again the same way to see if the results are the same
sequence
a series of things that are related in some way
test
examining a sunstance or event to see what it is or why it happened
theory
an explanation based on observation and reasoning
use numbers
to explain data by ordering, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
organism
a living thing
development
the way a living thing changes during its life
reproduction
the way organisms make new living things just like themselves
environment
the things that make up an area, such as land, water and air
respond
the way a living thing reacts to changes in its environment
energy
the ability to do work
oxygen
a gas that is in air and water
migrate
to move to another place
hibernate
to rest or sleep through the cold winter
life cycle
all the stages in an organism's life
metamorphosis
a change in the body form of an organism
inherited trait
a characteristic that comes from parents
learned trait
something you are taught or learn from experience
embryo
a young organism that is beginning to grow
germinate
to begin growing
flowering plant
a plant that produces seeds inside flowers
conifer
a tree that produces seeds inside of cones
telescopes
tools used to make faraway objects appear closer