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Science Vocabulary

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an explanation based on evidence that isn't directly observed (prior knowledge) inference
an organized study of the natural world of science that may include making observations, asking questions, gathering information, analyzing data, summarizing results, drawing conclusions, and/or communicating results. (No testing is done.) investigation
a flexible ruler-type tool used to measure length or distance tape measure
a tool used to dispense liquid one drop at a time dropper
an educated guess that is tested out with an experiment hypothesis
the ONE and only thing that changes in an experiment independent variable
the things that do not change in an experiment and are controlled constants
the general steps scientists use when trying to find the answer to a question the scientific method
drawn from data and answers the question conclusion
information collected during an experiment or observation that is looked at closely to draw a conclusion data
a scientific test or procedure that is carried out under controlled conditions to answer a scientific question experiment
using tools to determine the length, volume, weight, mass, and temperature of things measure
what changes in the experiment from changing the independent variable dependent variable
a group in an experiment that you do nothing to. It is used to compare your results to control group
to study something closely and deep analyze
to judge somthing on its qualities to see how it's alike or different compare
to state what one things will happen under certain conditions using data or observations. (You don't test this to see if you're right.) predict
a tool, cylinder like object used to measure liquids in ml graduated cylinder
a wide-mouthed container used to measure, mix, or pour liquids in ml beaker
a factor in an experiment that is either changed or controlled variable
a flexible tool used to measure length tape measure
after an investigation, this is what a scientist wants to find an answer to question
finding out more about something through books, the Internet, asking experts, investigating on-site, watching videos, etc. research

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