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# Sixth Grade Science

### Indiana Sixth Grade Chapter 2 Science

Term | Definition |
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Metric System | a measurement system based on the number 10 |

International System of Units (SI) | a version of the metric system |

Mass | a measurement of the amount of matter in an object |

Weight | a measure of the force of gravity acting on an object |

Volume | the amount of space an object or substance takes up |

Density | a measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume |

Estimate | an approximation of a number based on reasonable assumptions |

Accuracy | refers to how close a measurement is to the true or accepted value |

Precision | refers to how close a group of measurements are to each other |

Significant Figures | communicate how precise measurements are |

Percent Error | calculations that are ways to determine how accurate an experimental value is |

Mean | the average of a set of data |

Median | the middle number in a set of data |

Mode | the most common number in a set of data |

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 rest of a data set |

Graph | a picture of your data that allows you to visually analyze and compare imformation |

Linear Graph | a line graph in which the data points form a straight line |

Nonlinear Graph | a line graph in which the data points do not form a straight line |

Model | a representation of a simple or complex object or process |

System | a group of parts that work together to perform a function or produce a result |

Input | the material or energy that goes into a system |

Output | the material or energy that comes out of a system |

Process | what happens in a system |

Feedback | output that changes the system in some way |

Safety Symbol | signs the alert you to possible sources of accidents in a laboratory |

Field | any area outside of a science laboratory |

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