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U1L3_Scientific Investigations

UoI Vocabulary-5th grade
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data
information that describes events, things or observations
experiment
a carefully planned activity done to help answer a question
instrument
a special tool used to make observations or measure things
observations
information gathered through our 5 senses (sight, touch, smell, hearing or tasting) or scientific measurement
conclusion
a decision based on investigation and observation
independent variable
the part of an experiment that changes or can be changed
control variable
what stays constant, or the same during an experiment
6 steps of the Scientific Method
1 Ask a question, 2 Form your hypothesis, 3 Design and conduct an experiment, 4 Collect data, 5 Analyze data, 6 Draw conclusions
hypothesis
An educated opinion of how an experiment/occurance will turn out or end. E.G: I think the lava will heat, expand and blow out the top of the volcano.
theory
A tested hypothesis that becomes accepted as true.
E.G: Water will freeze at 0 degrees C.
analyze
To look at, in detail
reaction
An action in response to something.
E.G:Unbaked cinnamon rolls--->HEAT---->Baked cinnamon rolls
method
A way of doing something, especially a systematic way.
E.G: How to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich
modification
..., the act of making something different
E.G: the length of a garment
empirical evidence
the observations, measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explinations

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