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Unit 0
General Science Review
16
Physics
09/24/2012

Term
 There are various branches of science that are studied in seperate classes, but ___________________
Definition
 they do overlap often
Term
 What are the steps to the Scientific Meathod?
Definition
 1. Recognize a problem/something unknown2. Make a Hypothesis3. Make predictions about your hypothesis4. Perform experiments to test your hypothesis5. Form a conclusion6. Communicate your results
Term
 What is a hypothesis?
Definition
 An educated guess that must be tested by experiments.
Term
 Can a hypothesis be proven?
Definition
 NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EVER NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Term
 Can a hypothesis be proven wrong? If so, when?
Definition
 Yes, and it only takes one failed experiment to do so.
Term
 What does science depend on?
Definition
 Making scientific measurments
Term
 What are the 2 types of measurements?
Definition
 1. Quantitative- definate, specific value2. Qualitative- non-numerical descriptions
Term
 What are common units of the Metric System?
Definition
 meter, kilometer, Newton, seconds, liters, cubic centimeters, Celsis
Term
 reveiw Metric Preixes
Definition
Term
 What is accuracy
Definition
 State of correctness
Term
 What is persision
Definition
 How specific your answer is, regardless of right or wrong
Term
 What is margin of error?
Definition
 accounts for the amount of acceptable error
Term
 A small Margin of Error indicates ______________________
Definition
 more trust worthy results
Term
 When you are given measurements with certain units and must write answer in different units, you must use ______________
Definition
 Unit conversion
Term
 When converting between units in the english system or from english to metric, and visa versa, you must use ____________________
Definition
 conversion factors
Term
 When interchanging Metric units, you must _____________________
Definition
 move the decimal
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