Processes Of Science

Vocabulary For The Grade 10 Provincial Exam
Created Jun 17, 2011
by gracehildebrand
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accuracy
•  the difference between a measurement and its accepted value
conclusion
•  the explanation of the results of an experiment as it applies to the hypothesis being...
control
•  scientific experiment:  a standard to which the results are compared• ...
controlled experiment
•  an independent variable is the only factor that is allowed to be adjusted, with the...
dependent variable
•  experiment:  the factor that changes in response to a change in the independent...
extrapolation
•  to estimate the value of a quantity that falls outside the range in which its values...
hypothesis
•  to predict the outcome of an experiment•  a testable proposal used to explain...
independent variable
•  experiment:  the factor that is selected or adjusted to see what effect the...
interpolation
•  the estimation of a middle value by reference to known values on each side
observation
•  the process of watching something or someone carefully to find information / see...
precision
•  the accuracy to which a calculation is performed, indicated as a specific value
prediction
•  a forecast about what you expect to observe when you do an investigation
principle
•  a theory, rule or natural / scientific law
procedure
•  a method of way of doing something, especially the usual / expected way
scale
•  a series of marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement
scientific literacy
•  the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for...
slope
•  the direction of a line on a graph•  calculated by determining the ratio of...
uncertainty
•  greater accuracy of measurement for one observable variable entails less accuracy...
validity
•  establishes whether the results obtained meet all of the requirements of the scientific...
variable
•  a factor that can influence the outcome of an experiment
Venn diagram
•  a graphical illustration of the relationship between various sets of data


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