Processes Of Science

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Vocabulary For The Grade 10 Provincial Exam


 
  
Created Jun 17, 2011
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gracehildebrand

 

 
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accuracy
 
•  the difference between a measurement and its accepted value
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conclusion
 
•  the explanation of the results of an experiment as it applies to the hypothesis being...
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control
 
•  scientific experiment:  a standard to which the results are compared
• ...
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controlled experiment
 
•  an independent variable is the only factor that is allowed to be adjusted, with the...
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dependent variable
 
•  experiment:  the factor that changes in response to a change in the independent...
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extrapolation
 
•  to estimate the value of a quantity that falls outside the range in which its values...
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hypothesis
 
•  to predict the outcome of an experiment
•  a testable proposal used to...
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independent variable
 
•  experiment:  the factor that is selected or adjusted to see what effect the...
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interpolation
 
•  the estimation of a middle value by reference to known values on each side
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observation
 
•  the process of watching something or someone carefully to find information / see...
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precision
 
•  the accuracy to which a calculation is performed, indicated as a specific value
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prediction
 
•  a forecast about what you expect to observe when you do an investigation
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principle
 
•  a theory, rule or natural / scientific law
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procedure
 
•  a method of way of doing something, especially the usual / expected way
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scale
 
•  a series of marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement
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scientific literacy
 
•  the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for...
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slope
 
•  the direction of a line on a graph
•  calculated by determining the ratio...
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uncertainty
 
•  greater accuracy of measurement for one observable variable entails less accuracy...
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validity
 
•  establishes whether the results obtained meet all of the requirements of the scientific...
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variable
 
•  a factor that can influence the outcome of an experiment
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Venn diagram
 
•  a graphical illustration of the relationship between various sets of data


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