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a series of logica steps followed in order to solve problems
scientific method
test of a hypothesis
experiment
straight line distance between any two points
length
standard basic euqal to 39.36 inches
meter
unit of mass equal to 1000 grams
kilogram
mass/volume
density
liquid volume dispacement (millileters)
graduated cylinder
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displacement
the degree of exactness of a measurement
percision
any information that comes to us through our senses
observation
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controlled experiment
a tested possibe explanation of a natural event
scientific theory
a measure of quantity of matter in an object (doesn't change)
mass
a measure of space such as the capacity of a container
volume
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conclusion
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triple-beam balance
value written as a simple number multiplied by a power of 10
scientific notation
the digits in a measurement that are known with certainty
significant figures
a possible explanation based on observations (scientific guess)
hypothesis
thing that changes in a experiment
variable
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scientific law
the force with which gravity pulls on a quantity of matter
weight
volume standard basic equal to 1000 cubic cm
liter
meter stick
meniscus
measures temperature
thermometer
"normal group", manipulated variable doesn't change
control group
the application of science to meet human needs
technolocy
event to which a measurement approaches its true value
accuracy