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
Required reading
Pages 4, 9-16, 19, 33, 36-38, 40-41, 44-54, 55-58
Lab safety symbols (Front Cover)

Math Handbook

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