Tools of Science

January 2009
Essential Science Glossary II;2009, p58
Reference Entry
Definitions of several terms including "graph," "meter stick," and "microscope," are presented. Graph refers to a picture that depicts how various things are related to each other. Meter stick is a tool that is utilized to measure width, height, and distance in meters. Microscope is a laboratory instrument that aids one to see very small things.


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