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JM's science vocab

My science vocabulary for graphs/measurements

Observation the facts you learn by useing your senses and measuring
Qualitative observation describing something using adjectives
Quantitative observations describing something using numbers
Frame of Reference the background you use to make an inference (prior knowledge)
Inference a conclusion based on inferences and usually combined with past knowledge
metric system a system of measurement based on the decimal system
Kilo a prefix with a value of 1000
centi a prefix with the value of 1/100
milli a prefix with the value of 1/1000
length the distance from one point to another
mass the amount of matter in an object
volume the amount of space matter occupies
temperature the average kinetic energy in matter
weight/force push or pull
time (t)
speed distance per unit of time
acceleration the change in spped per unit of time
international system of units the metric system
bar graph used when observations or measurments of variables are not a continuous quantity but are separate categories
Created by: juliakay