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1 SCIENCE INQUIRY SC.8.N.1 Vocabulary The Search is On / The Dropped Egg InvestigationThe Pendulum and Galileo
2 SCIENCE INQUIRY TERMS TO KNOW (NOS 4-28) 2. Observations3. Inference4. Hypothesis5. Prediction6. Critical Thinking7. Description8. Explanation9. Variable10. Independent variable = test variable11. Dependent variable = outcome variable12. Constants13. Experimental group14. Control group15. Qualitative data16. Quantitative data
3 QUIZLET HELPERVISIT , SEARCH FOR MIRETMOUSE. THIS SET IS CALLED “SCIENCE INQUIRY VOCAB 2014”
4 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
5 9. independent variable (test): the factor that you want to test It is changed by the investigator to observe how it affects a dependent variable10. inference: a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience11. observations: the results of using one or more of your senses to gather information and taking note of what occurs12. prediction: a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events13. qualitative data: uses WORDS to describe what is observed14. quantitative data: uses NUMBERS to describe what is observed15. science: the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations16. variable: any factor that can have more than one value
6 ~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.