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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
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