Writing with Scientists
Writing with Scientists Home Step 1: Discover Your Big QuestionStep 2: Explain the Hows and WhysStep 3: Present Your InformationStep 4: Conclude with New QuestionsStep 5: Show Your SourcesStep 6: Publish OnlineRead Student Writing Words to Know

 

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Words to Know

Understanding scientific words and terms helps you communicate your information and ideas clearly. Become familiar with this list and add to your scientific vocabulary.

Analysis
(an-al-uh-sis)
A detailed examination of something complex

Bibliography
(bib-lee-og-ruh-fee)
An alphabetized list of outside sources used for a report or project

Chemical Analysis
(kem-uh-kuhl an-al-uh-sis)
The make up of a substance

Control Group
(kuhn-trohl groop)
In an experiment, a group that is a standard of comparison with another group that is identical except for one variable

Data
(day-tuh)
Information or facts

Hypothesis
(hye-poth-uh-siss)
A temporary prediction that can be tested about how a scientific investigation or experiment will turn out

Mass
(mass)
The amount of physical matter an object contains

Variables
(vair-ee-uh-buhls)
A factor that changes, such as weight or time

Volume
(vol-yuhm)
The amount of space taken up by a three-dimensional shape such as a box or a room