Science Chapter 2 - Measurement
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a way to describe the world with numbers
approximated measurement based on previous experience
a measure of how close a series of measurements are to one another
A description of how close a measurement is to the true value of the quantity measured.
the number of digits in a measurement that are known with a certain degree of reliability
International System of Units
unit used for measuring distance
Distance between two points
A metric unit of length that is 1/100 of a meter
used to measure large distances.
The amount of space an object takes up
cubic meter (m^3)
SI unit of volume
length x width x height
Used to calculate the volume of a regular object
Volume by Immersion
The act of finding the volume of an irregular shaped object by placing it in a graduated cylinder with a known volume of water and seeing how much the water level is raised.
the amount of matter in an object
SI unit for mass
A measure of the force of gravity on an object
SI unit of force
A measure of the average energy of motion of the particles of a substance.
SI unit for temperature
interval between two events
SI base unit for time
amount of change of one measurement in a given amount of time
often make information more clear than written text can
can emphasize only neccessary details or show things you can't see
Shows us exactly what something looks like at an exact moment in time
An arrangement of data made up of horizontal rows and vertical columns.
is used to collect, organize, and summarize data in a visual way.
A graph that uses line segments to show changes that occur over time
a graph that uses vertical or horizontal bars to show comparisons among two or more items
A data display that uses pieces of a circle to show parts of a whole