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Ch 5: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Measurement

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The Measurement chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with measurement. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Measurement textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Measurement chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the 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 difference between precision and accuracy
  • The International System of Units
  • Measuring time, length, capacity and more
  • Weight, mass and density
  • How temperature is measured in a lab

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6 Lessons in Chapter 5: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Measurement
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Measurements & Uncertainty in Science

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.

Elements of the SI: Base & Derived Units

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.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

3. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations

4. Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations

We often talk about mass and weight as if they are the same. While they are proportional to each other, they are not, in fact, the same. In this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the two, as well as convert one to the other.

What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

5. What Is Density? - Explanation & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what density is, give examples of high and low density, and calculate density using an equation. A short quiz will follow.

Measuring Temperature in the Lab: Instruments & Process

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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