Access Student Page (includes Focus Words list and slides for the unit)claim
noun – a statement that needs to be supported by evidence
verb – to state something that needs proof
Jay-Z claims in many of his songs that he’s “the greatest rapper alive.” Do you agree with his claim?
noun – facts or proof that something is true
In science, evidence is the data collected from experiments.
Evidence from scientific experiments shows that smoking can cause cancer.
adjective – believable, likely to be true
Yang’s story that she broke her arm climbing over a fence seemed plausible.
noun – something that happens because it was caused by something else
verb – to happen because of something else
In science, a result is the outcome of an experiment.
Michael studied hard for the test; as a result, he got a 97%!
noun – something that happens repeatedly in the same way
In science, a pattern is when you get results that follow the same rule each time you do a test.
The ice cream store owner noticed a pattern: the hotter the weather, the higher his sales.
verb – to draw a conclusion based on what you see
In science, we interpret the results, or data.
The doctors interpreted the test results from the patient and decided that she was well enough to go home from the hospital.