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Celsius scale

Temperature scale in which 0 represents the freezing point of water and 100 represents the boiling point of water

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Control

Sample in an experiment in which the variables are kept at a base level

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Gram

Standard unit for mass in the metric system

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Hypothesis

Prediction of what you think will happen

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Inference

Educated guess based on observation

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Life science

Study of living things

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Liter

Standard unit for the volume of liquid in the metric system

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Meter

Standard unit for length in the metric system

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Metric system

Universal system of measurement based on the number 10 used by scientists around the world

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Observation

Something noticed through the senses

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Science

Systematic study of creation using methods based on observation and experimentation

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Scientific laws

Generalizations based on observations that describe the ways an object behaves under certain conditions

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Scientific method

Series of steps that scientists follow when they investigate problems or try to answer questions

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Technology

Application of science

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Theories

Explanations of the scientific laws

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Variables

Changeable factors that could influence an experiment's outcome