Physical Science (all year) Vocabulary

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science

the knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principles that can be verified or tested

physical science

the scientific study of non-living matter

chemistry

is the study of all forms of matter, including how matter interacts with other matter

physics

the study of energy and how energy effects matter

meterology

the study of Earth's atmosphere

geology

the study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth

biology

the study of life and living organisms

scientific methods

a series of steps followed to solve problems

observation

the process of obtaining information by using the sences

hypothesis

an explanation that is based on prior scientific research or observations that can be tested

data

any pieces of information acquired through observation or experimentation

model

a pattern, plan representation, or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept

theory

an explanation that ties together many hypotheses and observations

law

a summary of many experimental results and observations; a law tells how things work

mass

measure of the amount of matter in an object

volume

measure of the size of an object or region in three-dimensional space

density

the ratio of mass of a substance to the volume of the substance

temperature

a measure of how hot (or cold) something is; specifically, a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object

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