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What is the definition of question?
An expression of inquiry that asks for a reply.
What is the definition of prediction?
A guess you are making about a result based on past experience.
What is the definition of an investigation?
The search for information or solutions
to problems by means of discovery.
What is the definition of observation?
Using your senses to gather information.
What is the definition of summary?
An explanation and evaluation of your observations and predictions.
What are seven things a summary should include?
1. Original Question
2. Prediction or Hypothesis
3. Investigative Plan
4. Whether the prediction was correct or not
5. Data from observation to support prediction
6. Possible errors
7. New questions that arose from the investigation
What are three guidelines for making observations?
1. Use descriptive language.
2. Take careful measurements.
3. Draw sketches, take photos, make audio recordings, or make videos.
What is the definition of matter?
Anything that has mass and takes up space.
What are the three states of matter?
Solids, Liquids, and Gases.
What is the definition of a solid?
A solid is a state of matter that has a definite shape and volume.
What is the definition of a liquid?
A liquid is a state of matter with a definite volume but a shape that can change.
What is the definition of a gas?
A gas is a state of matter without definite volume or shape.
What are the two types of matter?
Substances and Mixtures
What is the definition of a substance?
A substance is either an element or a compound that cannot be physically separated.
What is the definition of of an element?
An element is matter in which all of the atoms are exactly the same.
What is the definition of a compound?
A compound is material made up of two or more elements.
What is the definition of a mixture?
A mixture is two or more substances that can be separated.
What is the definition of a homogeneous mixture?
A homogeneous mixture is a combination of two or more substances that are blended evenly together.
What is the definition of a heterogeneous mixture?
A heterogeneous mixture is a combination of materials that can be distinguished and separated.
What are chemical properties?
Chemical properties are properties that can change the chemical composition of matter.
What are physical properties?
Physical properties are characteristics we use to tell the difference between matter.
What is the definition of a conclusion?
A summary of the results of an experiment. It is the same as a summary.