10 terms

Chapter 1 Definitions

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Theory
verified hypothesis, a statement of general principles that explains certain phenomenon
law
a statement describing how a particular part of nature behaves
hypothesis
An unapproved assumption, a tentative explanation of what causes a certain behavior
science
systematized knowledge
chemistry
Science concerned with the structure and composition of matter, the changes it undergoes and the reasons for those changes
Scientific Method
a process for organizing and using knowledge to predict and explain nature. Its steps include: observation, experimentation, hypothesis, analysis, theory, and law
weight
A measure of the force of gravitational attraction between objects. It is equal to mass times the acceleration due to gravity
Meter
the standard for length measurements in the metric system
Mass
Measure of the quantity of matter in a body. It is equal to weight of an object divided by the acceleration due to gravity
heat
a form of energy