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Science
organized facts and information about the universe
physical science
the study of matter and energy
chemistry
the study of matter and its composition
physics
the study of energy and its effects on matter
scientific method
a step by step organized approach to solving a scientific problem
hypothesis
an educated guess
experiment
procedures set up to test a hypothesis
data
information and facts collected in an experiment
conclusion
a decision about the hypothesis being correct or incorrect based on what date is collected in an experiment
observation
collecting information by use of the five senses in science
Graphs/Charts
used to show data in an easy to understand manner
Theory
an explanation for observed facts and information that has been tested by experimentation
Scientific Law
scientific information that has been proven by many experiment and observations to be true over a LONG time
model
a representation of an object or system often larger or smaller than what it represents
control group
the group in an experiment that stays the same
experimental group
the group in an experiment on which you test the independent variable
independent variable
the variable that the experimenter changes in an experiment
dependent variable
the variable that the experimenter does NOT change in an experiment
SI system
the modern metric system of measurement
volume
amount of space an object occupies. Length x width x height
Area
found by multiplying length times width
mass
the amount of matter in an object
weight
the pull of gravity on an object
meter
the base unit for length in the metric system
liter
the base unit for volume in the metric system
gram
the base unit for mass in the metric system
meniscus
the curved surface of a liquid in a container.
Kilo
metric prefix for 1000 times the base unit
Hecto
metric prefix for 100 times the base unit
Deka
metric prefix for 10 times the base unit