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a series of steps followed to solve problems, including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions
a set of particles or interacting components considered to be a distinct physical entity for the purpose of study
an explanation that is based on prior scientific research or observations and that can be tested
a pattern, plan, representation, or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept
an explanation for some phenomenon that is based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning
Le Systéme International d'Unités, or the International System of Units, which is the measurement system that is accepted worldwide
a measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object; its value can change with the location of the object in the universe
the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of a substance; often expressed as grams per cubic centimeter for solids and liquids and as grams per liter for gases
a ratio that is derived from the equality of two different units and that can be used to convert from one unit to the other
a figure that is calculated by subtracting the accepted value from the experimental value, dividing the difference by the accepted value, and then multiply it by 100
a prescribed decimal place that determines the amount of rounding off to be done based on the precision of the measurement
a method of expressing a quantity as a number multiplied by 10 to the appropriate power
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