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Volume Vocab

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area
the measurement of a flat surface (L x W)
volume
the measurement of the amount of space taken up by something with three dimensions (L x W x H)
displaced volume
the amount of liquid that is moved from one place to another
ballast
the material a container holds which helps balance the container
submerge
to be completely below the surface / can be anywhere from the top to the bottom (use totally or partially to describe the position)
density
how tightly packed the material in a substance is
mass
the measure of the amount of material that something is made up of
subsurface
anywhere below the surface before it is submerged
relationship
when two or more things have something in common
x axis
the line running left to right on a graph
y axis
the line running top to bottom on a graph
mean
the average of a set of data
buoyancy
the ability to float
gram
a unit of measurement when using the balance
universal explanation
an answer that works all the time
anomaly
when you think you know the answer and something different happens