# Shared Flashcard Set

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Chapter 1
What is Earth Science, Scientific Method, Measurements
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Environmental Studies
01/23/2013

Term
 What is Earth Science?
Definition
 the name for the group of sciences that deals with Earth and its neighbors in space.
Term
 Hypothesis
Definition
 stating a possible explanationeducated guess
Term
 Theory
Definition
 extensive tested hypothesis and widely accepted by the scientific communitycan still be proven wrong
Term
 Law
Definition
 99% trueLaw of Gravity
Term
 What is step 1 of the scientific method?
Definition
 Problem/Question-what you want to know
Term
 What is step 2 of the scientific method?
Definition
Term
 What is step 3 of the scientific method?
Definition
 Hypothesis-educated guess
Term
 What is step 4 of the scientific method?
Definition
 Experiment-test the hypothesis
Term
 What is step 5 of the scientific method?
Definition
 Collect data, measurements, and observations
Term
 What is step 6 of the scientific method?
Definition
 Analyze data
Term
 What is step 7 of the scientific method?
Definition
 Draw conclusion-accept, reject, or modify the hypothesis
Term
 ______________ means how long something is.
Definition
 length/distancem, km, cm, mmmeter stick or ruler
Term
 ____________means how much heat an object has.
Definition
 temperatureoC, 0F, Kthermometer
Term
 ________________is how much matter is in an object.
Definition
 massg, kg, mg,balances, triple beam balance, and electronic scale
Term
 ______________is how much space an object takes up.
Definition
 volumeL, mL, cm3, cc (mL)graduated cylinders and rulers
Term
 Volume of a regular object (block)
Definition
 L x W x H
Term
 How do you determine volume of liquids?
Definition
Term
 How do you determine volume of irregular objects like a rock?
Definition
 water displacement with a graduated cylinder
Term
 density
Definition
 mass per unit volumeg/mL or g/cm3D = m/v
Term
 What is the density of water?
Definition
 1 g/mL
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