Exploration Dictionary.

Abnormal adj
Something that is different from the normal or average

Activity n
Any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that result in an expenditure of energy; the act of being active

Analyze v
To examine something step by step by separating it into parts and studying how the parts relate to each other

Anthropologist n
A scientist who studies the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans

Assessment n
A determination of the value, significance, or extent of something

Balance  v
The act of making two things equal

Baseline n
Information used as a reference with which to compare future observation or results

Behavior n
The manner in which something functions or operates

Bomb Calorimeter  n
An instrument used to determine the amount of heat required for combustion

Brainstorm n
To try to solve a problem in an intense group meeting by encouraging free and spontaneous discussion by all members (feeding off each other's ideas)

Calorie n
A measure of energy from food; a term used to define the amount of energy your body will receive from a food and beverage

Caloric Consumption  v
The act of consuming anything that has calories; the act of eating or drinking. See caloric intake

Caloric Intake v
Eating any food or beverage that has calories

Case Study n
An analysis of a particular case or situation used as a basis for drawing conclusions in similar situations

Community n
A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government, often have same cultural & historical heritage

Conclusion n
The result or outcome of an act or process

Data n
Facts, figures or information collected that will be used for reference

Diet n
The usual food and drink of a person or animal (eating habits) - number of times a day a person eats or drinks

Energy n
The capacity to do work; the process of converting fuel (food) into action or activity; term used to define an amount of effort needed for work or physical activity

Energy Balance v
The act of making consumption and activity equal

Energy In v
Consumption; taking in food and beverage that will be converted into fuel used for energy

Energy Out v
Activity; the act of using energy

Environment n
Social and cultural conditions that shape the life of a person or a populations/community

Epidemic n
An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely where it is no longer within normal conditioning (ex. flu)

Experiment n
A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the effectiveness of something never tried before

Experimental Design n
The procedures followed in setting up a scientific inquiry, so that the data obtained can be analyzed to yield valid and objective conclusions

Hypothesis v
A guess or assumption made based on previous knowledge. The guess can be used as a starting point for further exploration

Hypothesize v
The act of forming a hypothesis; to formulate or assert as a tentative explanation: speculate, theorize

Implement tr v
To put into practical effect; to carry out

Measurement n
The extent, dimension, quantity, amount or capacity determined by measuring

Metabolized v
The act or process of foods and beverages being converted into energy within the human body; the transformation or breakdown of food into energy

Metabolic Chamber v
A cavity that which food and beverage are metabolized

Movement n
The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position

Nutritionist n
An expert in the study of food and nourishment, especially in humans

Observation n
(a) A logical conclusion that comes from paying attention to something, or
(b) The act of noting and recording something that can be seen, often using instruments to do so

Pedometer n
A measurement tool used to count steps taken

Physiologist n
One who studies the functions of living organisms and any of their parts

Portion n
A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole

Prediction n
Something foretold before it happens

Relationship n
The condition or fact of being related; connection or association

Research n
Close, careful scientific investigation or study of a particular subject

Sleuthing v
Acting as a detective by following clues and making logical conclusions about what they mean

Social support system n
A network of personal or professional contacts available to a person or organization for practical or moral help when needed

Step Equivalent n
The change of minutes of activities into steps (such as swimming or bike riding) - for example, 20 minutes of bike riding is equivalent to approximately 2320 steps

Self-Monitoring v
The act of observing one's own action or actions; to keep track of one's own doings

Serving Size n
The portion of food used as a reference on the nutrition label of a product

Stride v
The act of taking steps; walking

Survey v
A gathering of a sample of data or opinions considered to be representative of a whole

Virtual adj
Created, simulated, or carried on by means of a computer