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The science vocabulary words worksheet here will help you come to terms with basic terminology used in scientific inquiry. Scientific language can unfortunately be quite technical at times and this can make it difficult to grasp important fundamentals, especially when beginning formal science studies.
You will find this science vocabulary words worksheet simple to complete however, it will still cover the fundamentals you need to know. Now before going through it, you might like to read this article on the steps of the scientific method. It covers the basics of the scientific inquiry process and will give you an idea of just what it means to carry out a scientific investigation.
The scientific method for kids section also contains a great explanation of the steps of the scientfic method and is written in a style that may be more easier to uderstand by kids. It is definitely worth a read and is a great supplement to this worksheet.
You will find more worksheets, crosswords and quizzes in the scientific method quiz section, so you might like to hop on over there as well for more great opportunities to learn scientific vocabulary basics. There will be more worksheets constantly being added so make sure to bookmark this page and come back for another visit.
Fill in the blanks with the words from the list below
Sometimes referred to as an educated guess, a __________ is a possible proposal or explanation of an observation or established fact.
The history of the __________ can be traced back thousands of years and today it is a tool that scientists use to carry out scientific investigations and acquire scientific knowledge.
An activity or group of activities that are performed in order to test a hypothesis is also known as an __________ .
A __________ variable is variable that is held constant so that it's effect on other factors can be observed.
The variable over which you will have control and that which will be the subject of your experiment is also known as a __________ variable.
After being tested and verified numerous times, a hypothesis may be considered a __________ .
As you carry out your experiment, you will usually make observations and collect __________ that will be analyzed and used to support or refute your hypothesis.
A __________ is formed after you have performed your experiment and have analyzed the data that you have collected.
Answers in order of sentence
hypothesis, scientific method, experiment, control, test, theory, data, conclusion