Unit 1 Vocabulary
Tests - A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth
of something; a trial.
Data - Individual facts, statistics, or items of information.
Error -A misconception resulting from incorrect information
Logic - Reason or sound judgment, as in utterances or actions.
Evidence - That which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
Scientific Method - A method of research in which a problem is identified, relevant data are
gathered, a hypothesis is formulated from these data, and the hypothesis is empirically
Hypothesis - A testable educated guess, prediction, generalized observation, or untested
Theory- A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world.
Observation - The act of making and recording a measurement.
Pre-lab - Before lab; preparation.
Procedures - A series of steps taken to accomplish an end
Base Unit - a fundamental unit of measurement which are used to form other, compound units for
other quantities.
Metric Units :
1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m)
1 decameter (dam/dkm) = 10 meters (m)
1 decimeter (dm) = .10 meter (m)
1 centimeter (cm) = .01 meter (m)
1 millimeter (mm) = .001 meter (m)