Measurements & Uncertainty in Science


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How many significant figures are in the number 0.220?

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1. How many significant figures should the product of 1.2 x 1.4592 contain?

2. What would give you a more precise reading, a yard stick with feet as its smallest unit or a yard stick with inches as its smallest unit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you gauge your knowledge of the different types of measurements in science. You will be quizzed on significant zeros and significant figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet helps you review:

  • The principle of uncertainty
  • Certain digits
  • Significant zeros
  • Significant figures

Skills Practiced

Using these tools, you can practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding certain digits
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scientific measurements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about uncertain digits

Additional Learning

To learn more about scientific measurements, check out the corresponding lesson called Measurements & Uncertainty in Science. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast accuracy and precision
  • Determine what uncertain digits are
  • Examine the five rules that make a number significant or not