Ch 5: Scientific Vocabulary & Measurement

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of scientific terms and measurement systems using these helpful video and text lessons. This chapter can help you study for science class or college entrance exams or support your preparation for professional certification exams.

Scientific Vocabulary & Measurement - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides a brief overview of scientific concepts and vocabulary words as well as the metric system. Find out such information as how quantities are represented, metric conversions and base and derived units making up the International System of Units, or SI units. Once you have completed your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify word parts and combinations of scientific terms
  • List base and derived SI units
  • Recognize prefixes and abbreviations of the metric system
  • Make measurements and calculations using significant figures
  • Describe how to convert units in the metric system

Experienced instructors make learning this information fun and engaging and can be contacted with any questions you might have about any topics addressed in these lessons. Access videos at any time, on any device, and even print lesson transcripts to create convenient reference tools. Use self-assessment quizzes to determine the depth of your knowledge and your readiness in moving from one lesson to the next.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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