By the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Know the metric base units for time, temperature, length, mass, and volume.
- Identify and use SI prefixes (mega, kilo, deci, centi, milli, micro, nano).
- Describe the difference between accuracy and precision.
- Read measurement devices in the laboratory environment and estimate to the correct digit.
- Determine which digits in a measurement are significant.
- Set up a line graph, placing the independent and dependent variables on the appropriate axis.
- Convert small decimals and large whole numbers to scientific notation and vice versa.
- Round a calculated value to the appropriate number of significant figures.
- Use the formula for percent error including identifying the actual and experimental values.
- Label all answers with the proper unit.
- Solve the density equation for density, mass, and volume.
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Video: Metric & Double Conversions
Video: Scientific Notation
Video: Operations with Scientific Notation
Video: Unit Conversions with Cubed Units
Video: Dimensional Analysis