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responding variable
Expected to change , because of the manipulated variable is the responding variable
parameter
a factor that can be measured in an experiment
data
data are the facts , figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
hypothesis
a hypothesis is a possible answer to a scientific question or explanation for a set of observations
manipulated variable
in a well designed experiment , only one variable parameter is purposely changed : the manipulated variable
scientific theory
a well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results
mass
measure of the amount of matter an object contains
SI
international system of units
volume
the amount of space an object takes up
meniscus
the curve at the top of the liquid
weight
your weight is a measure of the force of gravity on you
density
density is mass per unit volume
linear graph
a line graph in which the data points yield a straight line is called a linear graph
nonlinear graph
a line graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line is called a nonlinear graph
slope of a graph
rise over run
horizontal axis
the horizontal axis , or x axis is the graph line that runs left to right
what is the vertical axis?
a) rise over run
b) a line graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line is called a nonlinear graph
c) vertical axis , or y axis is the graph line that runs up and down
d) the point showing the location of that intersection is called a data point
vertical axis , or y axis is the graph line that runs up and down
what is the data point?
a) the point showing the location of that intersection is called a data point
b) the vertical axis , or y axis is the graph line that runs up and down
c) the horizontal axis , or x axis is the graph line that runs left to right
d) rise over run
the point showing the location of that intersection is called a data point
What is the SI unit for volume?
a) meter
b) gram
c) cubic meter
d) liter
c) cubic meter
what is the origin?
a) a point
b) the point where two axes cross
c) cubic meter
d) gram
b) the point where two axes cross
what is the coordinate?
a) mass
b) a pair of numbers used to determine the position
of a point on a graph
c) point where two axes cross
d) cubic meter
b) a pair of numbers used to determine the position
of a point on a graph
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