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science vocbulary

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science vocabulary
Estimate:
An approximation of a number.
Lesson 4
Accuracy:
How close a measurement is to the true or accepted value.
Significant figures:
A measurement that include all digits measured exactly, plus one estimated digit.
Percent Error:
Calculations that determine how accurate an experiment value is.
Precision:
How close a group of measurements are to each other.
Nonlinear Graph:
A graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line.
Linear Graph:
A graph in which the data points yield a straight line.
Vocabulary
Lesson Six
Graph:
A "picture" of your data.
Median:
The middle number in
set of data
Mode:
The number that
appears most
often in a list of numbers
Range:
The difference
between the greatest
value and the least
value in a set of data
Anomalous data:
Data that does not fit with the other data.
Lesson five
Hypothesis:
A possible answer to a scientific question.
Controlled experiment:
An experiment in which only one variable in manipulated at a time.
Repeated Trial:
A repetition of an experiment.
Data:
Facts ,figures,and other evidence gathered through observations.
Scientific Inquiry:
Diverse ways in which scientist study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
Replication:
When another scientist repeats your experiment.
Nemo version
Mean:
The numerical average
of a set of data.
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