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Chapter 2 Vocabulary

Description and Management, SI units, Drawings, tables, and graphs

compares a measurement to the true value? accuracy
a type of graph that uses bars of varying sizes to show the relationship among variables? bar graph
a type of graph that shows the part of a whole; sometimes called a pie graph, each piece of which represents a percentage of the total? circle graph
method of making an educated guess at a measurement; using the size of something familiar to guess the size of a new object estimation
used to collect, organize, and summarize data in a visual way, making it easy to use and understand? graph
SI unit for temperature kelvin(K)
SI unit for mass kilogram(kg)
a type of graph used to show the relationship between two variables that are numbers on an x-axis and a y-axis? line graph
amount of matter in an object? mass
way to describe objects and events with numbers; for example: length, volume, mass, weight, and temperature? measurement
SI unit for length meter(m)
describes how closely measurements are to each other and how carefully measurements were made? precision
a ratio of two different kinds of measurements; the amount of change of one measurement in a given amount of time? rate
International System of Units, related by multiples of ten, designed to provide a worldwide standard of physical measurement? SI
presents information in rows and columns, making it easier to read and understand? table
the amount of space and object occupies? volume
a measurement of force that depends on gravity, measured in Newtons? weight
the number of digits that truly reflect the precision of a number are called the significant digits or significant figures? Significant Figures(Sig Figs)
A golfer who always hits to the left of the hole could be considered a ______ golfer. precise
The ability of measurement to be reproduced with the same result is a sign of _______. precision
If you were to round the measurement 9.465337 to the hundredths place, you would get _____. 9.47
List one situation where it would not be wise to estimate. Taking medicine
You can use _________ to check that an answer is reasonable. estimation
Zero _________ is the coldest possible temperature. kelvin
The value of the boiling point of water on the Kelvin scale is ________ _____ the value of the boiling point of water on the Celsius scale. greater than
To make a scale drawing of a football field, which metric scale would be most useful? 1cm= 1 meter
A __________ is 1,000 times as large as a gram. kilogram
__________ is a rate often measured in kilometers per hour. avg. speed
A millisecond is to a second as one is to what? 1,000
A cubic centimeter can be expressed as ________. cm to the third power or cc
When you measure something in meters cubed, you are measuring ________. volume
The ________ of an object can vary with the object's location. weight
SI units are useful because they are all related by multiples of ______. ten
List a situation in which a reply of 1 minute, 45 seconds, and ten one-hundredths of a second would be a reasonable answer: swim event
_______________ provides a worldwide standard of physical measurement. International system of Units(SI)
A circle graph is always based on ____________. percentage
A line graph shows the relationship between ____ variables. two
__________ graphs show variables on the horizontal axis and the vertical axis. line
Convert 567 centimeters to meters, millimeters, and kilometers. _____m; _____mm; ______km 5.67, 5670, .00567
What is the acronym for the units? What does it mean? KHDBDCM; King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk.
What does the King stand for? kilo
What does Henry stand for? hecto
What does Died stand for? deca
What does By stand for? base
What does Chocolate stand for? centi
What does Milk stand for? milli
What does Drinking stand for? deci
Created by: mary_shelton