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Significant Figures

We take you to a woodworking shop where we explain the rules for using significant figures as we work through examples.

Unit 1 Segment C: Significant Figures We take you to a woodworking shop where we explain the rules for using significant figures as we work through examples.

Premiere Date: July 10, 2018 | Runtime: 00:06:29

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Learning Objectives

-Explain that in science we come up with a hypothesis and perform experiments (take measurements) to decide if a hypothesis is valid or not.

-Express and explore the idea that measurement tools always come with a degree of uncertainty.

-Provide the rules for determining the number of significant figures in a number.

-Show how we handle significant figures during calculations.

-Demonstrate these rules with examples.

Toolkit

Note-Taking Guide and Questions to Consider
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Practice Problems
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Significant Figures Measurement Lab
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Vocabulary

significant figures - the important digits in a number that express its precision.

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