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Intro to Science

Graphs and Table Keywords

Title A specific statement indicating what the graph is about. Usually includes the dependant and independent variables.
Y-axis The vertical line on a graph and usually refers to the dependant variable
X-axis The horizontal line on a graph usually refers to the independent variable
Scale A list of numbers beginning for zero on the x and y axis. Each scale can be different but the increment must be the same.
Increment how much the numbers on the scale increase by, eg. 0, 2, 4 (increments of two)
units Unit of measurement that is standardised for a particular measurement, eg. the units for mass are g and kg
Raw data data that is collected by direct measuring
Processed data data that is calculated from the raw data, usually by averaging
Line of best fit A straight line or curve drawn as the average of the data points on a graph
Discrete data data that can fall into categories of groups. A bar or pie graph is usually used to show this information
Continuous data data that can fall along a continuum and shown in a line graph
Bar graph a graph with bars to illustrate discrete data
Line graph a graph with a line connecting data points (shown as crosses) along a continuum
Table a chart with rows and columns used to display data
Created by: fireb0lt