# Shared Flashcard Set

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Lesson 1.06 FLVS
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Science
06/08/2007

Term
 Observation
Definition
 Something that you directly experience using your senses.Example: "I felt the stove and it was still warm"
Term
 Inference
Definition
 An assumption you make based on your prior knowledge and your observations.Example: "I knew that they had just left the house because the stove was still warm"
Term
 Analogy
Definition
 A statement indicating that something is like or similar to something else.Example: "The pillow was like a cloud."
Term
 Question
Definition
 This gives the investigation a specific focus.Example:"Will fertilizer help tomato plants grow?"
Term
 Hypothesis
Definition
 An educated prediction of what will happen in the experiment.Example: "Fertilizer will help tomato plants grow taller and produce more fruit because it contains essential nutrients."
Term
 Experiment
Definition
 The steps to test the variable.
Term
 Data
Definition
 Measurements taken during the course of the experiment.Example:"The control group grew an average of 2 inches each week. The experimental grew an average of 6 inches each week."
Term
 Conclusion
Definition
 A summary of the data results.Example:"My hypothesis was correct. The plants that got fertilizer grew taller and produced more fruit."
Term
 Variables
Definition
 Things that can be changed during the experiment.Example: Water, sunlight, fertilizer etc.
Term
 controlled variables
Definition
 The things that we try to keep the same from one experimental group to the next such as time, temperature etc.
Term
 Experimental Variable
Definition
 The one thing that we change from one group to the next in an experimentexample: kitchen surfaces
Term
 Control Group
Definition
 The normal group. What surface is most normal for a kitchen surface?Hint:wood
Term
 Experimental Group
Definition
 The group that has the variable that is being tested.Hint: (The other two surfaces)
Term
 Preliminary Observation
Definition
 An observation that is made that creates curiosity and instigates the experimentation.
Term
 Scientific Law
Definition
 Defines a relationship in nature. Laws are often mathematical formulas. Example: F=mass x acceleration. Example:The Law of Gravity
Term
 Scientific Theory
Definition
 An attempt to explain a natural phenomenon. Theories are always open to change based on new research. Theories never become laws.
Term
 Pseudo Science
Definition
 A concept the is presented as true but is not based on testing and evidence. It is often based on personal beliefs or philosophy.
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