Physical Science  Ch. 1 - Studying Science <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul>
1.  Data  – information from which analyses and conclusions can be made; to gather information.
<ul><li>2.  Controlled experiment  – an experiment with two groups:  an experimental group and a control group. </li></ul>
3.  Constant  – the factor that is kept the same in a controlled experiment.
<ul><li>4.  Variable  – the factor that is changed in a controlled experiment. </li></ul>
5.  Meter  – the basic SI unit of length; abbreviated as m.
<ul><li>6.  Volume  – the amount of space occupied by an object or substance. </li></ul>
7.  Cubic meter  – the basic SI unit of volume; space occupied by a cube  1 m x 1 m x 1 m; abbreviated by m ³.
<ul><li>8.  Liter  – a metric unit of volume; a convienient unir for everyday use; abbreviated as L. </li></ul>
<ul><li>9.  Mass  – the scientific measurement of the amount of matter that an object contains; abbreviated as m. </li></ul>
10.  Kilogram  – the basic SI unit of mass; abbreviated as kg.
11. Density – the measure of how much mass exists in a given volume;  density = mass  ÷  volume.
12.  Scientific notation  – the method of expressing a very large or very small number by multiplying a number between 1 a...
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Physical Science Ch. 1 Vocab

  1. 1. Physical Science Ch. 1 - Studying Science <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul>
  2. 2. 1. Data – information from which analyses and conclusions can be made; to gather information.
  3. 3. <ul><li>2. Controlled experiment – an experiment with two groups: an experimental group and a control group. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Constant – the factor that is kept the same in a controlled experiment.
  5. 5. <ul><li>4. Variable – the factor that is changed in a controlled experiment. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Meter – the basic SI unit of length; abbreviated as m.
  7. 7. <ul><li>6. Volume – the amount of space occupied by an object or substance. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. Cubic meter – the basic SI unit of volume; space occupied by a cube 1 m x 1 m x 1 m; abbreviated by m ³.
  9. 9. <ul><li>8. Liter – a metric unit of volume; a convienient unir for everyday use; abbreviated as L. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>9. Mass – the scientific measurement of the amount of matter that an object contains; abbreviated as m. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10. Kilogram – the basic SI unit of mass; abbreviated as kg.
  12. 12. 11. Density – the measure of how much mass exists in a given volume; density = mass ÷ volume.
  13. 13. 12. Scientific notation – the method of expressing a very large or very small number by multiplying a number between 1 and 10 by some power of 10.

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