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**SCIENCE INQUIRY SC.8.N.1 Vocabulary**

The Search is On / The Dropped Egg Investigation The Pendulum and Galileo

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**SCIENCE INQUIRY TERMS TO KNOW (NOS 4-28)**

2. Observations 3. Inference 4. Hypothesis 5. Prediction 6. Critical Thinking 7. Description 8. Explanation 9. Variable 10. Independent variable = test variable 11. Dependent variable = outcome variable 12. Constants 13. Experimental group 14. Control group 15. Qualitative data 16. Quantitative data

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QUIZLET HELPER VISIT , SEARCH FOR MIRETMOUSE. THIS SET IS CALLED “SCIENCE INQUIRY VOCAB 2014”

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**1. constants: the factors in an experiment that do not change 2**

1. constants: the factors in an experiment that do not change 2. control group: contains the same factors as the experimental group, but the independent variable is not changed 3. critical thinking: comparing what you already know with the information you are given in order to decide whether you agree with it 4. dependent variable (outcome): the factor you observe or measure during an experiment 5. description: a spoken or written summary of observations 6. explanation: an interpretation of observations 7. experimental group: used to study how a change in the independent variable is not changed 8. hypothesis: a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations

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**9. independent variable (test): the factor that you want to test**

It is changed by the investigator to observe how it affects a dependent variable 10. inference: a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience 11. observations: the results of using one or more of your senses to gather information and taking note of what occurs 12. prediction: a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events 13. qualitative data: uses WORDS to describe what is observed 14. quantitative data: uses NUMBERS to describe what is observed 15. science: the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations 16. variable: any factor that can have more than one value

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**~The Search is On~ The Dropped Egg Investigation**

Over time, science has developed a general way of doing investigations and looking for explanations about happenings in the universe. This is called the scientific method or steps to scientific inquiry.

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OBSERVE What observation led to an experiment?

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ASK QUESTIONS What question(s) did they want to answer?

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HYPOTHESIZE What was their hypothesis?

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**PLAN AND CARRY OUT AN INVESTIGATION**

What plan did they follow?

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**ANALYZE AND INTERPRET DATA**

What were the results?

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PURPOSE EXPLANATIONS What explanation did they give for the results?

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COMMUNICATE RESULTS How did they show the results?

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**OFFER OTHER QUESTIONS OR IDEAS**

What other questions or ideas did they offer?

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**How did they make use of math in their process?**

MATHEMATICS How did they make use of math in their process?

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