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first step of scientific inquiry
Do Research
second step of scientific inquiry
Make a Hypothesis
third step of scientific inquiry
Do an Experiment
fourth step of scientific inquiry
Analyze Results
fifth step of scientific inquiry
Make a Conclusion
sixth step of scientific inquiry
Share Results
seventh step of scientific inquiry
Make a New Hypothesis
If your Hypothesis is False, start the process again!
Graph
a picture of your data
numerical and categorical
two types of data
Bar Graph
A graph that uses rectangular bars to display data
Line Graph
A graph that shows a relationship
Circle Graph
A data display that uses pieces of a circle.
Linear Graph
a graph in which the displayed data form a straight line
Nonlinear Graph
a line graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line
Hypothesis
a possible answer to a scientific question
Variable
A factor that can change in an experiment
independent variable
The experimental factor that is manipulated by the scientist.
dependent variable
the factor that changes in an experiment because of the independent variable
mass
A measure of the amount of matter in an object
gram
basic unit used to measure mass
liter
Basic unit of volume in the metric system
Kelvin
SI unit for temperature
SI
International System of Units
number 10
the metric system is based on this number
controlled experiment
An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time.
Scientific Theory
a well-tested explanation for a set of observations or experimental results
Scientific Law
A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
Density
mass/volume
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