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Science Notecards #1(Unit 1: Intro. to Physical Science)

8th grade science vocabulary
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Hypothesis
is a reasonable and educated possible answer based on what you know and what you observe
Dependent Variable
changes as a result of a change in the independent variable
Independent Variable
the variable that is changed in an experiment
Variable
factors that can ba changed in an experiment
Constant
the variables that are not changed in an experiment
Volume
the amount of space an object occupies
Mass
the amount of matter in an object
Kilogram
the SI unit for mass
SI System of Measurement
the International System of Units, related by multiples of ten, designed to provide a worldwide standard of physical measurement for science, industry, and commerce
Estimation
using your knowledge of the size of something familiar to estimate the size of a new object
Meter
the SI unit of length
Measurement
a way to describe the world with numbers
Kelvin
the SI unit for temperature
Liter
a measurement of liquid volume
Weight
the measurement of force that depends on gravity