7th Grade Q2 Academic Vocabulary Study Set

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fair
(adj) when everyone is treated in a way that is right or equal OR when variables in a science experiment are controlled so that they should not affect a test result
trial
(n) a test or an experiment OR when lawyers from different sides present evidence to figure out if someone is guilty OR a test that is repeated as part of an experiment
variable
(n) something that can change in different situations
objective
(adj) when you decide something based only on the facts, not how you feel about someone or something
process
(n) when someone takes several steps or actions to get a result OR part of the scientific process is to repeat trials and experiments to make sure that a result is correct
control
(v) to make sure everything works the way you want it to OR to make sure conditions stay the same in the experiment so you're only measuring the thing you want to measure
reaction
(n) a feeling experienced or action displayed in response to something
affect
(v) to influence or change something
hypothesis
(n) an idea about why something happens that needs to be supported with evidence
develop
(v) to create or design; make something new
procedure
(n) a way of doing something; a method
identify
(v) to name or recognize something or someone
investigate
(v) to try to figure out the truth about something by learning more about it
testable
(adj) able to be tested using procedures, measurements, and data to find out answers
conduct
(v) to carry out a procedure or task
device
(n) a machine that does a specific task or job
initial
(adj) happening at the beginning before other things occur
determine
(v) to find out the facts about something