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Ch P2 Vocab

Science Explorer Nature of Science and Technology Ch 2

Coorindate a pair of numbers used to determine the position of a point on a graph
Density A measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume (mass/volume)
Horizontal axis (x-axis) A line that runs left to right along the bottom of a graph, on which the manipulated variable is labeled
Line of best fit A smooth line that reflects the general pattern in a graph
Linear graph a line graph in which the data points yield a straight line
Mean A numerical average of the numbers in a list
Median The middle number in a list of numbers
Meniscus The curved upper surface of a liquid in a column of liquid
Metric system A system of measurement based on the number 10.
Mode The number that appears most often in a list of numbers
Nonlinear graph A line graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line
Origin The point where the x and y axis cross on a graph
Percent error A calculation used to determine how accurate, or close to the true value, an experimental value really is
SI International System of Units; a version of the metric system used by all scientists
Significant figures All the digits in a measurement that have been measured exactly, plus one digit whose value has been estimates
Vertical axis (y-axis) A line that runs up and down along the side of a graph, on which the responding variable is labeled
Created by: DawnSimpson