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Nature of Science (Elementary School Vocabulary)
Terms in this set (14)
a procedure carried out to carefully observe, study
or test something in order to learn more about it;
organized steps that a scientist takes to
perform an investigation
using your senses or scientific equipment to gather
information about your environment
a conclusion or opinion that is formed based upon facts
that is not directly observed.
objects or ideas that represent other things; they help us to
understand objects or ideas that are too small or too big to see with
our eyes; models can be 2-D, like a map or 3-D, like model of our Solar
any factor in an experiment that can be changed in order
to study or test a hypothesis in a scientific experiment.
a factor that is not changed in an experiment; all the
parts that stay the same to keep the experiment fair and consistent.
a procedure of steps carried out under controlled
conditions to test a hypothesis/answer a question.
to state what you think will happen under certain
conditions based on data or observation.
measurements or observations collected and recorded in an
experiment or investigation.
to examine methodically (piece by piece) by separating
into parts and studying how they are interrelated.
a statement that tells what an investigation
showed, based upon observations and data.
the group or thing that does not have a variable
added or changed/ the portion of an experiment that you do
information/measurements that are collected from an
observation, experiment or investigation;
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