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scientific methods

a series of steps followed to solve problems, a series of steps followed to solve problems, including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions


the process of gathering information about events or processes in a careful, orderly way


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


any pieces of information acquired through observation or experimentation


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


an explanation that ties together that ties together many hypotheses and obsevation


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


tools and skills people use to meet their basic needs


the process of creating technology

engineering design process

the process engineers use to develop a new technology


a standard or typical example

cost-benefit analysis

the process of determining whether the cost of doing something is worth the benefit provided


the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

assistive bioengineering

engineering that results in a product or process that helps living organisms but does not change them permanently

adaptive bioengineering

engineering that results in a product or process that changes living organisms


the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)


a measure of the size of a surface or a region


the amount of matter an object contains


the amount of space an object takes up

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