### Unit 1: Research and Measurement

Essential Questions:
1. How are problems investigated scientifically (scientific method)?
2. How are calculations performed using algebraic formulas and dimensional analysis?
3. How do you correctly use a scientific calculator?
4. How is data reported using correct scientific notation and significant figures?
5. How are lab reports written in a clear, coherent manner?
6. How is technology used to investigate scientific issues, produce tables and graphs, and report information?
7. How do you know if your experimental calculations are accurate and/or precise?
8. What is Chemistry?
GPS:  SCSh2, SCSh2. a-c, SCSh3, SCSh3. a-f, SCSh4, SCSh4. a-c, SCSh5, SCSh5. a-e, SCSh6, SCSh6. a-d

Vocabulary
1. Scientific Method
2. Qualitative Data
3. Quantitative Data
4. Experimental Group
5. Control
6. Constants
7. Independent Variable
8. Dependent Variable
9. Hypothesis
10. Theory
11. Law
12. Accuracy
13. Precision
14. SI Units
15. Dimensional Analysis
16. Scientific Notation
17. Significant Figures
18. Conversion Factor
19. Error
20. Percent Error
Pages 4, 9-16, 19, 33, 36-38, 40-41, 44-54, 55-58
Lab safety symbols (Front Cover)
Math Handbook

Page 947 - 967 (this is a great supplement for anyone who needs help with any math concept in this class)

Significant Figures tutorials:  http://www.chemteam.info/SigFigs/SigFigs.html

Good Practice website      http://science.widener.edu/svb/tutorial/index.html

Significant figure video:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/decimals-pre-alg/sig-figs-pre-alg/v/significant-figures

Slowing light down with a crystal (Bose-Einstein Condensate):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK6HxdUQm5s

Defined standard of a kilogram:  http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/kilogram.html

Are you a skeptic?  Get six AAA batteries from a 9 volt battery!  http://blog.xkcd.com/2007/08/20/testing-the-9v-battery-hack-or-assault-on-battery/       Get 32 AA batteries from a single lantern battery!  http://lifehacker.com/301237/get-32-aa-batteries-from-a-single-6-volt-battery

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