What Is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT true about the standardized form for scientific notation?

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1. Among the largest oil tankers afloat, the TI Class supertankers can hold 3,166,353 barrels of oil. If a barrel is 42 U.S. gallons, how many gallons of oil can a TI Class ship hold? Express your answer in scientific notation.

2. The volume of the moon is about 2.0 x 1010 cubic km. The volume of the Earth is about 1.0 x 1012 cubic km. About how many moon volumes could fit inside of the volume of the Earth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific notation is a method used to express numbers that the worksheet and quiz will help you to explore. Specific information includes the definition of the concept of scientific notation along with various examples where you can learn and apply this method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources will test you on:

  • The standardized form for scientific notation
  • Finding the volume of different containers
  • Notating feature size
  • The definition of scientific notation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about notating feature size
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the standardized form for scientific notation
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems using scientific notation

Additional Learning

To make sure that you have fully comprehended the material, spend some time reviewing the lesson What is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples. These objectives will be addressed in this lesson:

  • Discover how to document the volume of a container
  • Define the concept of scientific notation
  • Know the standardized form for scientific notation
  • Know how to notate feature size
  • Understand examples using scientific notation