Scientific Notation: Lesson for Kids


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The way scientists write really big numbers or really small numbers is called _____

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1. What is the first step of changing a number to scientific notation?

2. After determining where to move the decimal, what is the next step in converting from standard to scientific notation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of scientific notation. You should study information such as a way scientists write small and big numbers and the first step in scientific notation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to find the following on this quiz and worksheet combination:

  • What is done after finding out where to move the decimal
  • The meaning of a negative exponent
  • How scientists write big and small numbers
  • Information about a number if there is a positive exponent
  • First step in writing a number in scientific notation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scientific notation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of a negative exponent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer what is done after finding out where to move the decimal

Additional Learning

To get more information, find the lesson titled Scientific Notation: Lesson for Kids. While there, you can complete the following objectives:

  • Know the role of scientific notation
  • Learn about the parts of scientific notation such as the coefficient, base and exponent
  • Discover the difference between positive and negative exponents
  • Understand how to correctly convert numbers to scientific notation and back to standard notation