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Science TAKS Objective 1

STUDY
PLAY
Table
uses columns and rows to organize information
Circle Graph
uses circle to show parts of whole (%)
Bar Graph
shows data in different categories using bars
Line Graph
plots and connects data points on a graph, shows a trend
Inference
reasonable decision based on observation
Prediction
guesses about what will happen next based on observation and your own experiences
Bias
possible misrepresentation of information based on point of view or purpose
Theory
explanation based on many observations and data
Independent Variable
variable that is changed during the experiment, X- axis
Dependent Variable
variable that responds to independent variable, Y -axis
Safety Goggles
protects eyes from splashes
Safety Apron
protects clothes from splashes
Safety Gloves
protects hands from heat and chemicals
Graduated Cylinder
measures in volume (L)
Meter Stick
measures in meters (M, cm)
Spring Scale
measures force (N)
Thermometer
measures temperature (degrees C)
Balance
measures mass (g)
Precision
cosistency of values (repeats same, again and again)
Accuracy
close to the "true value"