Scientific Methods 
Science Process 
Tech Design 
Data & Measurement

Take every day before
sleeping!
Vocabulary Review Activities:
(play them early and often!)
BrainPop Animations and Practice Quizes 
Vocabulary Science Skills Handbook 1999 Graphing Appendix: Pages 202214: What Is Science 1994 Measurement with theMetric System 1994: Chapter 2 Sections 1 & 2 Pages 3861 Mathematics In Science Summary & Adapted Reading Worksheet Graphs In Science Summary & Adapted Reading Worksheet Scientists on the Cutting Edge Booklet Process Skills Packet 
Labs & Videos 
Penny Observation PreLab Worksheet Link PennyPrediction PreLab Worksheet Link 
Hooda Math Graphing Gala Coordinate Game InteractiveSites.weebly Graphing Interactive Links 
BBC Bitesize Math Mean, Median, Mode, Range Frequency Diagrams Tables and Lists Graphs 

Measure the Golden Center and other Quantitative Activities 
NCTM Illuminations  
SAS Curriculum Pathways 
Study Jams Animations and Practice 
Gizmos 
Nye Measurement Video Espanol Measurement Quiz

IXL Math

IXL Math


Essential Vocabulary & Concepts 
Picture  Core Knowledge or
Concept 
Quantitative observations measure using numbers.  
Scatter Plot with Line of Best Fit 
Data Spread and Range measures how much
variability is in a data set Spread is how much the data varies in value Range = highest value  lowest value. i.e. for the set {35, 44, 73, 85} 8535 = 50 Range is often used to set up the scale of a graph using these values : maxima : the highest value minima : the lowest value 

Frequency Distribution  another way to
look at
spread related to

Measures of Central
Tendency Mean  (most often used in data analysis) the sum of the values divided by the number of values. i.e. for the set {1,2,3,4,5} (1+2+3+4+5) / 5 = 15 / 5 = 3 is the average Median  the middle value in an ordered set i.e. in the set {1,2,3,4,5}, 3 is the middle value Mode  the most frequent value in a data set. i.e. in the set {1,1,1,2,2,3}, 1 occurs most often. 


Variables: The three types are:

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Scatterplots and Line Graphs
(2dimensions) These coordinate plane graphs show pairs of data
representing the Independent variable on the xaxis and the dependent
variable on the yaxis

Bar Graphs These coordinate plane graphs
show categorized data as bars for comparison. May be horizontal or
vertical.


Pie Charts or Circle Graphs
show categorized data as arc sections (slices from the center) for
comparison to the whole.


Data Tables show data as numbers, often
organized to show relationships (x,y pairs, etc.) often ordered by
independent variable.


Data Trends
Line of Best Fit  A mathematical process (usually with Excel) to find a line that fits the data. Used to find a correlation between independent and dependent values.


Metric System (International
System of Units, SI) a system of measurement based on the number 10.


Other Graphs Box and Whisker Pictograph Stem and Leaf 
