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observing

using your senses to gater information

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quantitate observation

an observation dealing with amount

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qualitive observation

an observation on how something tastes, feels, smells, or looks

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inferring

explaining/interpretting things you observe

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predicting

making an educated guess about the future

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classifying

grouping together items

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models

representations of complex objects

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communicating

sharing ideas and information with people

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science

a way of learing about the natural world

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variable

any factor that can change in an expirement

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manipulated variable

the factor that you can change

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responding variable

the factor that changes as a result of the manipulated variable

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controlled expirement

an expirement in which all factors are kept constant except one

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operational definition

a statement that describes how a particular variable is to be measured

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data

the observations and measurments you make

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conclusion

a statement that sums up what you have learned

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hypothesis

a possible explaination or answer

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kilogram

the SI unit of mass

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volume

the amount of space that a substance or object occupies

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density

the state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition.

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meter

is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI)

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mass

representing the amount of matter in a particle or object

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microscope

an optical instrument used for viewing very small objects

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classifying

to arrange or organize by classes

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weight

a body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it