Types of Science
Vocabulary Terms
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Scientific Investigations
Scientific Measurements
100

The study of all living things, from the smallest, one celled organisms, to mammals.

What is biology?

100

A factor that is not allowed to change.

What is a constant?

100

This unit is used to measure mass.

What is kilogram?

100

An organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions.

What is an experiment?

100

A short way of representing very large numbers or very small numbers.

What is scientific notation?
200

The study of objects in outer space.

What is astronomy? 

200

The sum of values in a data set divided by the total number of values in the set.

What is mean?

200

Which of the following is a scientific question?

1. Which plant is my favorite?

2. Why do plants grow taller in the sunlight?

3. Which plant looks best in this room?

4. Which plant will sell well in the store?

2 - it is a testable question about natural events and conditions?

200
The process of obtaining information by using the senses.

What is an observation?

200

A description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured.

What is accuracy?

300

This science studies Earth, from the materials that make it up to the processes that shape it. 

What is geology? (Or Earth science)

300

A description that includes a number and a unit.

What is measurement?


300

This product was engineered to address the needs of a person who has lost a body part such as an arm or leg.

What is a prosthetic? 

300

A testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation.

What is a hypothesis?

300

The exactness of a measurement.

What is precision?

400

The study of energy and all non living matter.

What is physical science?

400

A scientific ________ is a well-supported and widely accepted explanation of nature. 

What is a theory?

400

The factor that is purposely changed in an experiment.

What is the independent variable?

400

Representations of an object or system; useful for studying things that are too small, large, or complex to observe directly.

What are models?

400

This is the SI unit for mass.

What is kilogram?

500

This science includes BOTH physics and chemistry.

What is physical science?

500

The application of science and math to solve real-life problems.

What is engineering?

500

This factor changes due to the change in the independent variable.

What is the dependent variable?

500

A variable that is not allowed to change in the investigation.

What is a constant?

500

The diameter of a human red blood cell is 0.000006m. The scientific notation for this is ______.

6 x 10-6m

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