Unformatted text preview: D. The independent variable of this experiment is the water temperature. E. The optimum temperature according to my graph for clam development is 30 degrees celsius. At this temperature the number of developing clams reached its highest peak of 140. F. The data points for this experiment is not linear because some sort of experimental error took place. It is likely that a error called systematic error occurred. Systematic error is an experimental error that can occur because of the experiments set up which causes results to vary. In this experiment the data points are not linear because the linear correlation coefficient for the data interpreted is 0.884....
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- Spring '09
- Biology, line graph, Fahrenheit, Correlation and dependence, Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water