Intro To Science
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True information which serves to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis.
Is an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning. An educated guess
is how close a result comes to the true value, usually requires calibration of the analytical method with a known standard.
the closeness of two or more measurements to each other, gauge of how exact a measurement is.
A system of knowledge and the methods you use to find that knowledge
Branches of Science
physical, Earth and space, and life
Chemistry and Physics
Earth and Space
Geology and Astronomy
6) Data Analysis
8) Share results
information obtained by using your senses
proposed answer to a question
variable that causes a change in another
variable that changes in response to another
variable that does not change
experiment where only one variable, the manipulated variable, is deliberately changed over time.
Well-tested explanation for a set of observations or experimental results. Explanation of patterns observed in nature.
describes an observed pattern in nature without attempting to explain it.
a representation of an object or event.
Scientific models used
to make it easier to understand things that might be too difficult to observe directly.
a way of expressing numbers too large or to small to write out
Meter, Kilogram, Kelvin, Second, Mole, Ampere, Candela
a straight line distance between two points (m)
the quantity of matter in an object (kg)
amount of space taken up by the object (cubic m)
are all the known digits
tables and graphs
the steepness of a line. Ratio of a vertical change to horizontal change.
Formula for Slope
Rise / Run
is a RELATIONSHIP in which the ratio of two variables is constant
the PRODUCT of two variables is constant
is the ratio of an object's mass to it's volume
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