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Science process skills test

Test on Wednesday October 13
STUDY
PLAY
1 scientific method
posing questions
2 scientific method
developing a hypothesis
3 scientific method
designing an experiment
4 scientific method
interpreting data
5 scientific method
drawing conclusions
Hypothesis
a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question. Educated guess
variable
any factor that can change in an experiment
Manipulated variable
the factor that you can change
responding variable
the factor that chasnges as a result of the manipulated variable. is what you measure or observe to obtain your results
controlled experiment
an experiment in which all factors except one are kept contant is called. most of these include a test called the control
operational definition
is a statement that describes how a particular variable is to be measured or how a term is to be defined.
data
the observations and measurements you make in an experiment are called.
conclusion
is a statement that sums up what you have learned from an experiment.
SI measurement
the standard system of measurement used by scientists around the world is known as.
Meter
The basic unit measurement of length
Liter
The basic unit measurement of Liquid volume
gram
The basic unit measurement of mass
Celsius scale
a tool used to measure the temperature of a substance.
calculating
using mathematical operations
Kilo
K
Hecto
h
deca
da
base unit length
M
base unit mass
g
base unit volume
L
deci
d
centi
c
milli
m
Length
the distance between two points
Liquid volume
the amount of space it takes up
Mass
the amount of matter in an object
tools used for length
metric rulers and meter sticks
tools used for volume
graduated cylinders
tools used for mass
a balance