Spectrum

Organizing Data pp. 20 - 26

Directions: Answer the following questions using complete sentences.

- Why are organizing and presenting data important to scientists?
- What type of data do you use a line graph for?
- What is the independent variable and where does it go on the graph?
- What is the dependent variable and where does it go on the graph?
- What type of data do you use a bar graph for?
- What type of data do you use a bar graph for?
- What is scientific notation?
- What is the advantage of scientific notation?
- When are the powers of 10 negative?
- What do you do with the powers of ten when you multiply in scientific notation?
- What is a significant figure?
- How good can the answer to a mathematical calculation be?