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The sum of numbers divided by the number of numbers. Also called the
A line that is used to form a graph.
The last section of a report. It states the purpose, major findings, hypothesis, and a comparison of the findings from an experiment.
Factors that are kept the same in an experiment. They are not allowed to change.
Standard of comparison. The "no treatment" group.
Bits of information gathered in an experiment.
A chart to organize and display the collected information from an experiment.
The factor or variable that may change from the independent variable.
To find an answer that is close to the exact answer. Your best guess.
A test of a hypothesis
A pictorial display of a set of data that shows information in an organized way.
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.
What is changed on purpose.
The Independent variable
The information presented.
The information not necessary to solve the problem.
The information that must be used to solve the problem.
The size of dimension of something.
The number that would fall in the middle if the results were arranged in order from the smallest to the largest.
An average that is the number that occurs most frequently.
Scientific Method Vocabulary