About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our High School Chemistry Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about measurements and problem solving for chemistry. There is no faster or easier way to learn measuring and problem solving. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about measurements in chemistry, the metric system, unit conversions and dimensional analyses, significant figures, scientific notation and the process for measuring temperatures in the lab.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a chemistry curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a measurement and problem solving unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Measurement and Problem Solving Unit Objectives:
- Understand accuracy vs. precision and the use of significant figures.
- List and understand the SI base and derived units.
- Be able to name and convert metric units.
- Know how to correctly use significant figures and scientific notation.
- Explore the process for measuring temperature.
1. Measurements & Uncertainty in Science
In this lesson, you will discover the importance of precision and accuracy in science while learning to make measurements. Also, you will understand how to perform calculations with measurements that conserve precision and limit uncertainty.
2. Elements of the SI: Base & Derived Units
Discover what we mean by SI units. Then explore SI units further by learning about all the base units, and several examples of the derived units that make up the system.
3. The Metric System: Units and Conversion
Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.
4. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis
How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.
5. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation
Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.
6. Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process
In this lesson, discover what temperature is a measurement of while learning how to properly measure temperature in a lab. Learn about the important instruments needed for this essential lab skill.
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Other chapters within the High School Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum course
- Introduction to Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Experimental Laboratory Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- What Is Matter?: Homeschool Curriculum
- Understanding Atomic Structure: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Periodic Table of Elements: Homeschool Curriculum
- The Representative Elements of the Periodic Table: Homeschool Curriculum
- Nuclear Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Bonding for High School Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Phase Changes for Liquids and Solids: Homeschool Curriculum
- Gases in Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Solutions in Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Stoichiometry and Chemical Equations: Homeschool Curriculum
- Acids, Bases and Reactions: Homeschool Curriculum
- Equilibrium: Homeschool Curriculum
- Chemistry Kinetics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Thermodynamics in Chemistry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Organic Chemistry Basics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA: Homeschool Curriculum
- DNA Replication - Processes and Steps: Homeschool Curriculum