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Ch 6: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 2.2: Scientific Instruments and Measurement

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The Scientific Instruments and Measurement chapter of this ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with scientific instruments and measurement. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Scientific Instruments and Measurement textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Scientific Instruments and Measurement chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the scientific instruments and measurement topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The metric system
  • Metric conversion
  • Scientific notation
  • Evaluation of data
  • The uses of different scientific tools
  • Choosing the correct tools in an experiment
  • Scientists' uses of various kinds of technology

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7 Lessons in Chapter 6: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 2.2: Scientific Instruments and Measurement
What is the Metric System?

1. What is the Metric System?

Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

2. How to Convert Units in the Metric System

If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.

Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

3. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

4. Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

The data you present as a scientist need to be as accurate, precise and error-free as possible. In this lesson, we'll discuss what each of these terms means, as well as how error is introduced into measurements and other data collection.

Scientific Tools and Their Uses

5. Scientific Tools and Their Uses

A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

6. Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

A properly run experiment depends on using the right tools, both for data collection and analysis. In the end, it will save you time, money and frustration to spend some time planning out which tools are most appropriate for your work.

How Scientists Use Computers & Technology

7. How Scientists Use Computers & Technology

Whether you realize it or not, science and technology are very closely related. In this lesson, we will look at this close relationship and learn how scientists use computers and technology to help us learn about the universe.

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