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Key Concepts in Science

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Structure

Anything composed of parts arranged together in some way

Function

A specific job or procedure

Variation

The presence of differences between living things of the same species

Adaptation

The process by which animals, plants and other living things have changed so that they better suit their habitat

Cause and effect

Cause is why something happens

Effect is what event has happened as a result of this

Changes

Changing from one material/state to another

Evolution

The way that living things change over time

Growth

The process of increasing in size

Energy

Strength and power. There are many forms such as thermal (heat), radiant (light) or kinetic (movement)

Process

A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end

Similarity and Difference

  1. Similarity is sameness or a likeness between things and differences are a point or way in which people or things are dissimilar

Working scientifically

The processes of science: asking questions, designing experiments, reasoning and arguing with scientific evidence and analysing and interpreting data

 

 

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