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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
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1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts
Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.
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. Metric System Prefixes & Abbreviations
Learning about the metric system may seem overwhelming. This lesson provides hints to help you master the metric system's prefixes and abbreviations quickly. Mass, volume, and length units are used to demonstrate the prefixes and abbreviations.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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