Skills and Techniques

Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Analysis

Unsure if your result makes sense?

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Mathematics and Science Literacy

Grades: 8-10

Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation

“The suspect is a male, age 1.73 × 109 s, height 1.83 m, weight 7.5 × 101 kg…”

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Mathematics and Tools

Grades: 8-10

Order of Magnitude Calculations

Order of Magnitude Calculations

How can we make reasonable approximations without tedious calculations?

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Mathematics, Science Literacy, and Tools

Grades: 8-10

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Significant Figures

This tyrannosaurus is 70,000,003 years old. How many significant figures should I quote?

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Mathematics and Tools

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Uncertainty estimates for physics labs

Are you SURE that a measurement is “right”? What does “right” even mean? Learn more about uncertainty, and what you can do about it.

Themes: Skills and Techniques

Topics: Science Literacy

Grades: 11-12

Comparing Energy and Heat Units

Comparing Energy and Heat Units

How do I compare heat and energy values given in different units?

Themes: Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Renewable and Clean Energy, Skills and Techniques, and Transportation

Topics: Energy and Tools

Grades: 11-12