Nature of Science Vocabulary (5th grade - from test item glossary)
Terms in this set (14)
To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelatedness.
To arrange in a specific order or group by categories based on similarities.
A statement that tells what an investigation showed, based on observations and data.
A group in a scientific experiment that serves as a reference for comparison to the experimental group; a group that is untreated by the factor being tested.
Measurements or observations collected and recorded in an experiment or investigation.
A scientific test or procedure that is carried out under controlled conditions to answer a scientific question.
An explanation based on evidence that is not directly observed.
An organized scientific study of the natural world that may include making systematic observations, asking questions, gathering information, analyzing data, summarizing results, drawing conclusions, and/or communicating results.
Information about the natural world gathered through the senses and/or scientific instruments.
To state what one thinks will happen under certain conditions based on data or observation.
Testable (scientifically testable)
A term used to describe a question that can be answered through an experiment or observation.
Multiple sets of measurements or observations in a scientific investigation.
A term used to describe the certainty of data or results of an investigation or experiment.
An event, condition, or factor that can be changed or controlled in order to study or test a hypothesis in a scientific experiment.
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