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Quantitative

Observations made when counting and measuring.

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Accuracy

How close your measurement is to the actual (true) value.

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Precision

Getting the same results with repeated measurements; having more detail in your measurements.

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Variable

A factor (part) of an experiment that changes

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Independent Variable (IV)

The factor that is being tested it is the cause of the change.

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Dependent Variable (DV)

The factor that is being observed to see the effect.

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Constant

A factor of an experiment that should not change. Most parts of the lab should remain constant.

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Observation

Something you can see, hear, touch, taste or smell and document; cannot be argued; everyone agrees.

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Inference

A conclusion that you make from your observations; can be argued; not everyone agrees.

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Meniscus

The curved surface of a liquid in a glass tube.

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Margin of Error

A measurement of the accuracy of the results of a survey.

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Dissolve

The act of a solid mixing into a liquid.

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Boiling

Steaming or bubbling up under the action of heat.

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Open System

An experiment without a lid or top to it.

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Estimation

An educated guess.

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Mass

A collection of atoms and molecules forming objects.

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Chemical Change

Results:
1) A gas was produced
2) Energy was created
3) A new substance was created
4) It's hard to get back to the original substance

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Melting

A solid warming up and becoming a liquid.

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Freezing

A liquid getting so cold it turns into a solid.

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Closed System

A system with a lid and container, so no extra mass can ruin the experiment.

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Metric System Prefixes

Deka, hecto, kilo, deci, centi, and milli.

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Matter

A physical substance that occupies space and possesses mass

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Physical Change

Changes affecting the form of a chemical substance, but not its chemical composition.

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Condensation

Water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.

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Conserve

Protect something from harm or destruction.

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Law of Conservation of Mass

Mass in an isolated system is neither created nor destroyed by chemical reactions or physical transformations.