Science Vocab

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Geology
The study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth and the process that shape the Earth
Oceanography
The scientific study of the sea
Meteorology
Scientific study of the events of the Earth's atmosphere, especially in relation to the weather and climate
Astronomy
The study of the universe
Scientific Method
The series of steps scientists use to answer questions and solve problems.
Model
A pattern, plan, represervation, or description to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept
Theory
An explanation that ties together many hypotheses and observations
Physical Model
Looks like the object it is supposed to represent
Mathematical Model
Made up of mathematical equations and data
Conceptual Model
A mental image of a system, object, or process; some are based on making comparisons with familiar objects to help illustrate or explain an idea
Metric System
International system of Units (SI)
Length
Measure of how long an object is (m)
Volume
Measure of the size of a body or region in 3D space (cm3)
Mass
Measure of the amount of matter in an object (g)
Temperature
Measure of how hot or cold something is (C)
Density
Mass in a given space; mass per unit volume