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summative science pre-ib chemistry advanced class

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ms breger
assistant principal of switzerland point middle school
ms beccard
School nurse
mrs kunze
Principal of switzerland point middle school
respect
to appreciate or admire someone and express that through positive words or behavior
trustworthy
honest, reliable, able to be trusted
caring
feeling or showing compassion
citizenship
the way you conduct yourself as a member of the community
fairness
ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
responsibility
Being accountable for one's actions and what one says
raider
switzerland point middle schools mascot
cyto-
cell
Ambi-
both
exo-
outer
bio
life
ology
the study of
research
The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
organized
methodical and efficient in arrangement or function
sample
a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
trend
a pattern of change over time
periodically
at regular intervals
observation
the process of gathering information about events or processes in a careful, orderly way
classify
To arrange or organize into groups or types; place in a category
inference
logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
prediction
a statement made in advance that expresses the results that will be obtained from testing a hypothesis if the hypothesis is supported; the expected outcome if a hypothesis is accurate
quantitative observation
An observation that deals with a number or amount
qualitative observation
An observation that describes using your 5 senses. It also uses NO numbers.
meniscus
the curve at a liquid's surface by which you measure the volume of the liquid
density
the amount of matter in a given space
mass
the amount of matter in an object
weight
an artifact that is heavy
volume
the amount of space an object takes up
metric
A decimal system of units based on the meter as a unit length, the kilogram as a unit mass, and the second as a unit time
nanotechnology
the science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from individual atoms and molecules
science
An organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world
syllabus
a brief outline of the main points of a text or course of study
unit plan
A long-range plan covering one topic through multiple lessons and integrating the learning of skills and concepts for various subject areas including reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and the arts.
academic notebook
A composition book with graph paper that contains a journal for reflection purposes, and a scientific notebook for individual lab data collection.
exit slip
Completed item which monitors understanding that is required to leave class
entry slip
Completed item which monitors understanding that is required to enter class
marking the text
Highlighting, underlining and/or annotating the text to focus students on reading for specific purposes.
range
the difference between the highest and lowest scores in a distribution
empirical evidence
scientific evidence obtained by careful observation and experimentation
subjective reasoning
bias evidence from an experiment involving your own opinion
objective reasoning
reasoning based on evidence
evidence
an indication that makes something evident
input
Something put into a system, such as resources, in order to achieve a result.
output
The results of the operation of any system.
feedback
response to an inquiry or experiment
scientific law
a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
scientific theory
a well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations
cost
value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
benefit
to gain or recieve good results from something
model
a pattern, plan, representation, or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept
system
an organized group of parts that work together to form a whole
data
facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
differentiate
Distinguish, tell apart and recognize differences between two or more items.
analyze
to look at something carefully by attention to its parts
summarize
To capture all the most important parts of the original story, but express them in a much shorter space, and in the readers own words.
variability
The extent to which the scores in a data set tend to vary from each other and from the mean.
interpret
to explain the meaning of something
chroma
color
pro-
(forward, favoring, before)
significant figures
all the digits that can be known precisely in a measurement, plus a last estimated digit
scientific notation
A method of writing or displaying numbers in terms of a decimal number between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10.
parallax
the apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object
universe
everything that exists anywhere
light year
the distance light travels in one year
star
a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
planet
a large object that moves around a star
solar system
the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
binary star
a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
spiral galaxy
a galaxy with a bulge in the middle and arms that spiral outward in a pinwheel pattern
elliptical galaxy
a galaxy shaped like a round or flattened ball, generally containing only old stars
irregular galaxy
a galaxy that does not have a regular shape
quasar
an enormously bright, distant galaxy with a giant black hole at its center
solar cells
cells made of several layers of light-sensitive materials which convert sunlight directly into electrical energy
cata-
breakdown;downward
-lyst
decompose, split, dissolve
proto-
first;primary
atmo
vapor
calor
heat
estimate
An approximation of a number based on reasonable assumptions
precision
the exactness of a measurement
accuracy
a description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured
mean
the arithmetic average of a distribution, obtained by adding the scores and then dividing by the number of scores.
mode
The number that occurs most often in a set of data
median
The middle number in a set of numbers that are listed in order
anomalous data
data that does not fit with the rest of a data set
trend
a pattern of change over time
outlier
a value much greater or much less than the others in a data set
independent variable
a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
dependent variable
the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
scientific inquiry
The ongoing process of discovery in science; the diverse ways in which scientist study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
bias
Influence in an unfair way
controlled experiment
an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
hypothesis
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory.
pseudoscience
a fake or false science that makes claims based on little or no scientific evidence
test prep
learning gaols in a certain section that will be used for a test
learning goal
Encourages learning, creativity, and skill development
knowledge gain
developement of the brain when knew matireil is understood
benchmark
Permanent reference mark of point established for use by surveyors in measuring differences in elevation