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A measurement standard is defined as
a) a system of prefixes
b) the distance between two points
c) the exact quantity people agree to use for comparison
d) the interval between two events

the prefix kilo- means
a) 1,000
b) 100
c) 0.01
d) 0.001

The prefix milli- means
a) 1,000
b) 100
c) 0.01
d) 0.001

The SI unit that is used to measure time is the
a) kelvin
b) kilogram
c) second
d) meter

The variable plotted on the horizontal or x-axis is called the
a) dependent variable
b) independent variable
c) variable with largest range
d) variable with the smallest range

The best type of graph to use to show how some fixed quanity is broken down into parts is
a) bar graph
b) line graph
c) circle graph
d) scatter graph

The lightbulb is an example of
a) a dependent variable
b) an exercise
c) pure science
d) technology

A rule or principle that describes what happens in nature is a
a) hypothesis
b) problem
c) scientific law
d) theory

A factor that does not change in an experiment is the
a) constant
b) control
c) dependent variable
d) hypothesis

When designing an experiment, the first step is to
a) analyze the data
b) list a procedure
c) state a hypothesis
d) state the problem

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