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In this activity, students analyse sets of data and decide whether the measurements are precise and/or accurate.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • define the terms ‘precision’ and ‘accuracy
  • use the terms ‘precision’ and ‘accuracy’ in a scientific setting
  • analyse a measurement data set and judge its precision and accuracy.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student worksheet.
    Published 17 August 2011 Referencing Hub articles