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How It Works:
- Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Scientific Instruments and Measurement chapter with which you need help.
- Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
- Watch fun videos that cover the scientific instruments and measurement topics you need to learn or review.
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.
Students will learn:
- The metric system
- Metric conversion
- Scientific notation
- Evaluation of data
- The uses of different scientific tools
- Choosing the correct tools in an experiment
- Scientists' uses of various kinds of technology
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1. What is the Metric System?
Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.
2. How to Convert Units in the Metric System
If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.
3. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples
Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.
4. Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error
The data you present as a scientist need to be as accurate, precise and error-free as possible. In this lesson, we'll discuss what each of these terms means, as well as how error is introduced into measurements and other data collection.
5. Scientific Tools and Their Uses
A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.
6. Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection
A properly run experiment depends on using the right tools, both for data collection and analysis. In the end, it will save you time, money and frustration to spend some time planning out which tools are most appropriate for your work.
7. How Scientists Use Computers & Technology
Whether you realize it or not, science and technology are very closely related. In this lesson, we will look at this close relationship and learn how scientists use computers and technology to help us learn about the universe.
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Other chapters within the ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology: Online Textbook Help course
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.1: What Is Science?
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.2: Scientific Investigation
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.3: Scientific Knowledge
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 1.4: Science and Society
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 2.1: Representing Data
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 2.3: Models and Simulations
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.1: The Engineering Design Process
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.2: Risk/Benefit Analysis
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.3: Systems
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.4: Materials Science
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.5: Bioengineering
- ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 3.6: Engineering and Society