We will be learning about how to measure accurately and precisely, how to determine our percent error in measurements, learn about the temperature scales and how to convert from one scale to another, how to use a math process called Dimensional Analysis to convert our units, and how to manipulate scientific notation in four ways (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
This measurement topic will not be easy, and to find real success, it will require you to do all of your homework when it is assigned.
I cannot stress the importance of significant figures enough, they will count against you all year (unless you learn them immediately).
- Measurement Booklet (BASICS + Notes)
- Measurement Basics
- Measurement Slideshow
- Measurement Notes
- Measurement Homework Assignments
- Measurement Lab
- Temperature Lab
- Density (Penny) Lab
- Measuring Activity
- The Significance of Significant Figures Handout
- Significant Figures Practice Handout
K = C + 273 Use your formula always.
Accurate: measures close to correct. Precise: measures close together (can be accurate or not). Both accurate and precise: is what we want in chemistry measuring always.