23 terms

SOL 5.1 SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION

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analyze
to examine in detail so as to determine the nature or tendencies of (proportion, function, interrelationship)
bar graphs
used to show data collected one time
classification key
lists choices describing characteristics of organisms
conclusion
a judgment or opinion, an outcome
constants
things that must be kept the same during an experiment
continuous data
data that is collected over a period of time
data
collected information
dependent variable
the factors or conditions that change/respond to changes in the independent variable
discrete data
separate and distinct; discontinuous
empirical
relying or based solely on experiment and observation rather than theory
independent variable
this is what the scientist changes during the experiments
inference
conclusions generated by using prior knowledge and experience
line graphs
used to show data collected over a period of time
mass
a measure of the amount of matter contained in a physical body; mass is independent of gravity and is therefore different from weight
measure
to find the size, distance, time, volume, area, mass, weight, or temperature of an object or event
observation
using the senses to collect information about the environment
organism
an individual form of life, such as bacterium, fungus, plant, or animal, that is capable of growing and reproducing
prediction
an educated guess; what one believes will happen
qualitative data
having to do with qualities or characteristics
quantitative data
having to do with numbers/amounts
trend
to have a general direction or tendency
variable
a factor or condition that is subject to change
volume
the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object or region of space
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