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Unit T2

Models in Science

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noun – in science, a representation of how something works

verb – to create a representation of how something works

The architect built a model of the house and showed it to her clients so they could make any changes before the real house was built.

system

noun – a group of different parts that work together

Your body’s immune system is made up of different parts that work together to fight off diseases and keep you from getting sick.

represent

verb – to show or stand for a thing or idea in a way that can be understood by most people

The diagram in my science book represents the watershed system in a way that makes sense to young science students.

simulate

verb – to do something that looks like or feels like the real thing, but isn’t the real thing

Before they actually go into space, astronauts train on machines that simulate what it’s like to be in space.

diagram

noun – a drawing or plan that shows exactly where something is, what something looks like, or how something works

verb – to show something in a drawing, chart, or plan

In science class, we looked at a diagram of the human heart that showed how blood passes through four different chambers.

relationship

noun – the connection between two or more things that affect each other

Scientific experiments have shown that there is a relationship between exercising regularly and having a healthy heart.

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