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microscope
an instrument that makes small objects appear larger
hand lens/magnifying glass
a small handheld tool that makes things appear larger
meter stick
a tool that allows you to measure length using millimeters, centimeters, or meters
thermometer
a tool that measures temperature. we use celsius measurements in science!
double pan balance
an instrument with two pans on either side that measures mass
triple beam balance
an instrument that has 3 bars used to measure mass
hot plate
an instrument that heats things
safety goggles
these are like glasses and you wear them to protect your eyes
beaker
this is a glass or plastic container that is used to measure the volume of liquids
graduated cylinder
this is a tall glass or plastic container that is used to measure the volume of liquids
measuring spoons
these are plastic spoons that are used to measure things in small quantities. ex: tablespoon, teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, etc
stop watch
this is an instrument used to measure time in minutes and seconds
net
this is a tool that is used to catch things like butterflies or bugs
the scientific method
this is a step-by-step process a scientist uses to conduct research or experiments
research question
the first question a scientist asks himself or herself when conducting research or experiments
hypothesis
this is the second step in the scientific method. this is the potential answer to the research question
procedure
this is the actual step-by-step plan to conduct the experiment. this would include the materials used, specific amounts of the materials used, and directions for the experiment
data
this is the information you gathered during your procedures. you use graphs, charts, tables, etc. to show your information
conclusion
this is the real answer to the research question.
variable
a variable is anything that can change in an experiment.