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Ch 1: Methods & Measurements in Physics

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Middle school students who are learning about methods and measurements in physics can watch the video lessons in this chapter to reinforce these concepts. Lesson quizzes are available to assess their understanding of the metric system, experimental design, unit conversion and more.

Methods & Measurements in Physics - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter provide middle school students with a comprehensive overview of the field of physics, helping them understand the methods and measurements scientists use. Students can learn more about the history of physics and its modern branches of study, as well as the themes and variations that create the world of science. The engaging video lessons also explore the metric system, unit conversion and scientific notation to give students greater insight into this science. Students can use timelines found below the videos to jump to specific topics within the lessons. Video transcripts are also available.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches Students learn the definition of physics, its history and its modern branches of study.
The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples Instructors help students explore the themes and variations that create the world of science.
Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method In this lesson, students discover what is required to conduct a scientific experiment and how scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws.
The Metric System: Units and Conversion Students examine how scientists use the metric system when reporting measurements and learn all about metric units for mass, length, volume and more.
Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis Students explore unit conversion and dimensional analysis.
Significant Figures and Scientific Notation This lesson helps students understand significant figures and scientific notation.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Methods & Measurements in Physics
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What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

1. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

2. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

3. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. 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.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

5. 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.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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