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Science
process whose goal is to understand the natural world
variable
single factor that is isolated and tested in an experiment
control setup
part of an experiment that does not contain the variable
experimental setup
part of an experiment that contains the variable being tested
meter
basic metric unit of length
liter
basic metric unit of volume for liquids
cubic centimeter
basic metric unit of volume for solids; equal to a milliliter
Celsius scale
metric temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees
scientific method
systematic approach to problem solving that involves observation and experimentation
hypothesis
possible explanation or conclusion about some event in nature; proposed solution to a scientific problem
data
recorded observations and information
theory
time-tested concept that makes useful and dependable predictions about the natural world
metric system
universal system of measurement scaled on the multiples of ten
mass
measure of the amount of matter in an object
weight
measure of the pull of gravity on a mass
kilogram
basic metric unit of mass