Flashcards in Science 8th grade L1-6 Deck (25):

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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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