5th Grade Science Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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Investigation
A procedure carried out to carefully observe, study, or test something in order to learn more about it
Observe
To use the five senses to collect information
Compare
Find ways that objects and events are similar or different
Science
The study of the natural world and involves critical thinking
Analyze
Breaking down information
Empirical Evidence
Direct Evidence
Inferred Evidence
Indirect Evidence
Critique
To review evidence
Opinion
A personal belief that does not need proof
Logical Reasoning
When you use the things that you know to be true or false in an investigation
Scientific Method
Ways that scientists perform investigations
Experiment
A procedure used to test a hypothesis
Model
Used to represent how something works or looks that can't be seen or used when things have many hidden parts
Conclusions
Scientists answers based on the results of the investigation
Prediction
A statement, based on information, about a future event
Hypothesis
A statement that can be tested and will explain what can happen in an investigation
Variable
Any condition in an experiment that can be changed
Control
The setup to which you will compare all the others
Procedure
The steps you will follow in your experiment
Measure
When you make measurements involving numbers and units
SI Units
The measurement scientists use based on the metric system
Light Microscope
Allows us to see things that are too small to see
Dropper
A tube with a rubber bulb on one end
Electron Microscope
Can magnify an object up to one million times
Pipette
A tool that can measure the volume most exact
Length
The distance between two points
Time
Describes how long events take
Temperature
Describes how hot something is
Mass
The amount of matter in an object
Force
A push or pull