Copyright

SAT Biology: Basics of Science Flashcards

SAT Biology: Basics of Science Flashcards
1/28 (missed) 0 0
Create Your Account To Continue Studying

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access
Scientific Method: Step Four
Scientists who reach this step of the scientific method will complete observations about the results of their experiments.
Got it
Scientific Method: Step Three
The step of the scientific method that involves testing your hypothesis through experimentation.
Got it
Scientific Method: Step Two
During this step of the scientific method, a scientist develops a hypothesis based on the questions considered in the first step.
Got it
Scientific Method: Step One
This step involves developing a question that the scientist would like to answer.
Got it
Scientific Method
Scientists follow the steps in this group of procedures when studying the world around them. The exact methods may vary for different scientific branches, but six steps are generally used.
Got it
Analytic Approach to Learning
You can apply this learning approach if you separate new ideas and place them in different groups.
Got it
Holistic Approach to Learning
This learning approach takes new concepts and attempts to integrate them into knowledge an individual already possesses.
Got it
Learning Style: Verbal
People who have this learning style will easily absorb new information that is spoken.
Got it
Learning Style: Visual
Individuals with this learning style learn well when images are used to present information.
Got it
Learning Styles
The ways that people absorb new information. Focusing on your learning style can make understanding scientific facts easier.
Got it
Parts of a Word: Suffix
We find this part of a word after the word's root. Examples can include '-ing' and '-ism.'
Got it
Parts of a Word: Prefix
This part of a word comes before the root. Examples include 'un-' and 're-.'
Got it
Parts of a Word: Root
The main, central part of a word that holds the most significant portion of a word's meaning.
Got it
Scientific Terms
Words used in the study of science that are usually based in Greek or Latin. Breaking down these words into their root, prefix and suffix can help you understand them.
Got it

Ready to move on?

Go to next lesson in chapter: Next lesson in chapter
or choose a specific lesson: See all lessons in this chapter
28 cards in set

Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards can help you review the six common steps of the scientific method. You'll be able to consider the rules that govern scientific experiments. Scientific theories and laws are also discussed by these cards. Furthermore, these cards focus on important scientific tools, including tables, charts and graphs.

Front
Back
Scientific Terms
Words used in the study of science that are usually based in Greek or Latin. Breaking down these words into their root, prefix and suffix can help you understand them.
Parts of a Word: Root
The main, central part of a word that holds the most significant portion of a word's meaning.
Parts of a Word: Prefix
This part of a word comes before the root. Examples include 'un-' and 're-.'
Parts of a Word: Suffix
We find this part of a word after the word's root. Examples can include '-ing' and '-ism.'
Learning Styles
The ways that people absorb new information. Focusing on your learning style can make understanding scientific facts easier.
Learning Style: Visual
Individuals with this learning style learn well when images are used to present information.
Learning Style: Verbal
People who have this learning style will easily absorb new information that is spoken.
Holistic Approach to Learning
This learning approach takes new concepts and attempts to integrate them into knowledge an individual already possesses.
Analytic Approach to Learning
You can apply this learning approach if you separate new ideas and place them in different groups.
Scientific Method
Scientists follow the steps in this group of procedures when studying the world around them. The exact methods may vary for different scientific branches, but six steps are generally used.
Scientific Method: Step One
This step involves developing a question that the scientist would like to answer.
Scientific Method: Step Two
During this step of the scientific method, a scientist develops a hypothesis based on the questions considered in the first step.
Scientific Method: Step Three
The step of the scientific method that involves testing your hypothesis through experimentation.
Scientific Method: Step Four
Scientists who reach this step of the scientific method will complete observations about the results of their experiments.
Scientific Method: Step Five
The step in the scientific method that involves analyzing the results of experiments and comparing them to the hypothesis.
Scientific Method: Step Six
The last step in the scientific method. At this point, a scientist will develop a conclusion that provides a summation of his or her findings.
Peer Review
This process allows scientists to look at one another's work and to offer critiques.
Name three rules for scientific experimentation:
1) These experiments should support or remove support from a hypothesis.
2) They should produce results that can be measured and that are objective.
3) They must be repeatable.
Scientific Terms: Theory
These statements are accepted by most people. They summarize one specific hypothesis or several hypotheses that are related to one another.
Scientific Terms: Law
These are seen as facts that are universally accepted. There aren't usually exceptions to these rules.
Scientific Terms: Control
The method scientists use to make sure they test only a single factor with their experiments.
Scientific Tools: Table
This tool can allow you to arrange information in either horizontal rows or vertical columns. If you need to handle data that has two variables, this kind of tool can help.
Scientific Terms: Dependent Variable
The variable in an experiment that is affected by another variable.
Scientific Terms: Independent Variable
These variables aren't affected by other variables in an experiment.
Scientific Tools: Line Graph
You can use this tool to show how dependent and independent variables in an experiment relate to one another. It involves plotting data points on the axes of a graph.
Scientific Tools: Bar Chart
This type of chart allows you to use rectangular bars to display information. It provides a useful way to compare different amounts.
Scientific Tools: Pie Chart
These charts allow you to show the percentages that make up a whole. They are round and divided into sections that represent the sizes of different groups.
Scientific Tools: Flow Chart
Scientists can use this chart to show the different steps in a process and how these steps relate to each other.

To unlock this flashcard set you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member

Already a member? Log In

Support