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Science-Related Academic Vocabulary

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adapt
(vb.) to change in response to a new set of conditions
affect
(vb.) to influence
alter
(vb.) to change
approach
(vb.) to move towards; also (n.) method; way of dealing with problems
bias
(n.) prejudice or predisposition toward one side of a subject or issue.
capacity
(n.) the ability to receive or contain
confirm
(vb.) to say or prove that something is true
convert
(vb.) to change from one belief or form to anther
(or n.- someone whose belief has been changed)
detect
(vb.) to discover something not easily noticed
device
(n.) a piece of equipment made for a special purpose
element
(n.) a pure substance made of only one kind of atom (also one aspect or part of an idea)
equipment
(n.) tools for a particularpurpose
error
(n.) mistake
expand
(vb.) to make or become larger
formula
(n.) a mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols.
hypothesis
(n.) a proposed, scientifically testable explanation or prediction
inquiry
(n.)
a search for information
interaction
(n.) a mutual or reciprocal action
modify
(vb.) to make (limited) changes
observation
(n.) information obtained through the senses.
reproduce
(vb.) to produce offspring or make copies
sequence
(n.) the order in which things happen or are arranged
technique
(n.) a skillful or special way of doing something
variable
(n.) a factor that can change in an experiment (or adj.: changeable)
volume
(n.) the amount of space an object takes up