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scientific tools

vocabulary of the scientific tools of measurement

description spoken or written summary of observations
explanation interpretation of observations both quantitative and qualitative
quantitative observations observations involving the senses
qualitative observations observations involving numbers, measurements
international system of units used by scientists world-wide to share information
meter basic SI unit for distance, length
gram basic SI unit for mass measurement
minute basic SI unit for time
celsuis basic SI unit for temperature
liter basic SI unit for liquid/gas volume
mega prefix for 1,000,000
kilo prefix for 1,000
hecto prefix for 100
deka prefix for 10
deci prefix for 1/10 or .1
centi prefix for 1/100 or .01
milli prefix for 1/1000 or .001
micro prefix for 1/1,000,000
mean the sum of the numbers in a data set divided by the number of entries in the entire set
median the middle number in a data set when arranged in numerical order
mode the number that appears most often in a data set
range the difference between the largest and smallest number in a data set
rulers/ metersticks used to measure lengths and distances
scientific journal book used to take notes or record information and data during a scientific investigation
glassware beakers, graduated cylinders, used to hold, pour and measure liquids
thermometer measures temperature of objects
triple-beam balance used to measure the mass of an object
computers/internet used to collect, organize, research and store information
streak plate a piece of hard, unglazed porcelain that can help you identify minerals
compass an instrument that shows magnetic north
binoculars instrument used to view objects closer
wind vane device, attached to a roof, that rotates to show wind direction
anemometer used to measure speed and force of wind
Created by: hallet