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Scientific Tests, Graphs & Data - Chapter Summary
Use this study resource to refresh your memory on scientific tests, graphs and data analysis. The lessons identify the tools that are needed to properly collect data and run scientific tests. You'll also practice reading and interpreting scientific graphs and charts and strengthen your ability to analyze scientific data. The lessons in this chapter enable you to:
- Use the appropriate tools for scientific tests and data collection
- Read scientific graphs and charts
- Construct graphs from data and interpret them
- Analyze scientific data
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1. Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection
A properly run experiment depends on using the right tools, both for data collection and analysis. In the end, it will save you time, money and frustration to spend some time planning out which tools are most appropriate for your work.
2. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
3. How to Construct Graphs from Data & Interpret Them
After watching this video, you should be able to explain what a graph is, construct a scatter plot, and interpret scatter plots from scientific data. A short quiz will follow.
4. Scientific Data Analysis
Science involves collecting data. But what do you do once is collected? Learn about how to analyze data, including the difference between accuracy and precision.
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