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experiment
a carefully controlled set of observations to test the hypothesis
scientific method
a systematic approach to doing research and work toward solving problems in science
conclusion
the judgment that is made on the information obtained following an experiment
model
a visual and/or verbal and/or mathematical explanation of experimental data
weight
a measure of the effect of the gravitational pull on an object, which is proportional to its mass
independent variable
the detail you plan to change in an experiment
qualitative data
information that describes physical or other non-numerical properties
control
a standard for comparison; a constant
chemistry
the study of matter and the changes it undergoes
matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
theory
an explanation supported by many experiments
mass
a measurement that reflects the amount of matter
quantitative data
information that describes using numerical information
hypothesis
a tentative explanation of what has been/is being observed
scientific law
a relationship in nature that is supported by many experiments
dependent variable
the detail that changes based on another in an equation or experiment