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What is Science?. Core Concepts Science is a way of thinking about and understanding your surroundings Measurement is used to accurately describe properties.

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1 What is Science?

2 Core Concepts Science is a way of thinking about and understanding your surroundings Measurement is used to accurately describe properties and events An equation is a statement of a relationship between variables Science investigations include collecting observations, developing explanations, and testing explanations Scientific laws describe relationships between events that happen time after time

3 Measurement is used to accurately describe properties and events Measurement is a process of comparing a property to a well-defined and agreed upon referent When standards are established, the referent unit is called a Standard Unit NIST English units and Metric units International System of Units, SI

4 SI Length –Meter (m) Mass –Kilogram (kg) Time –Second (s)

5 Width Length Area= L x W Length Width Height Volume = L x W x H Units squared because of 2-D Units cubed because of 3-D

6 Data Measurement information used to describe something Data can be used to describe objects, conditions, events or changes that might be occurring

7 Scientific Method Question raised or problem presented Data gathered Hypotheses proposed Predictions made Predictions tested hypothesis that withstands testing becomes a theory


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