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a system of knowledge based on facts or principles
science
the application of science to meet human needs
technology
a tested, possible explanation of a natural event
scientific theory
a summary of an observed natural event
scientifil law
applying logic and reason to observations and conclusions
critical thinking
a series of logical steps to follow in order to solve problems
scientific method
anything that can change in an experiment
variable
the straight-line distance between any two points
lenght
a measure of the quantity of matter in an object
mass
a measure of space, such as the capacity of a container
volume
the force with which gravity pulls on a quantity of matter
weight
a value written as a simple number multiplied by a power of 10
scientific notation
the degree of exactness of a measurement
precision
the digits in a measurement that are known with certainty
significant figures
the extent to which a measurement approaches the true value
accuracy