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The sum of numbers divided by the number of numbers. Also called the
mean.
Average
A line that is used to form a graph.
Axis
The last section of a report. It states the purpose, major findings, hypothesis, and a comparison of the findings from an experiment.
Conclusion
Factors that are kept the same in an experiment. They are not allowed to change.
Constants
Standard of comparison. The "no treatment" group.
Control
Bits of information gathered in an experiment.
Data
A chart to organize and display the collected information from an experiment.
Data table
The factor or variable that may change from the independent variable.
Dependent variable
To find an answer that is close to the exact answer. Your best guess.
Estimate
A test of a hypothesis
Experiment
A pictorial display of a set of data that shows information in an organized way.
Graph
The line along the bottom of a graph on which the scale for the independent variable is placed.
Horizontal axis (x-axis)
A prediction or educated guess showing the relationship between variables.
Hypothesis
What is changed on purpose.
The Independent variable
The information presented.
Given information
The information not necessary to solve the problem.
Extraneous information
The information that must be used to solve the problem.
Necessary information
The size of dimension of something.
Measurement
The number that would fall in the middle if the results were arranged in order from the smallest to the largest.
Median
An average that is the number that occurs most frequently.
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Anonymous
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117022
Card Set
Science Vocabulary
Description
Scientific Method Vocabulary
Updated
2011-11-15T18:25:53Z
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