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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: estimate lengths of everyday objects; convert between decimal and scientific notation; and make comparisons of the size of numbers expressed in both decimal and scientific notation.
This course serves as an introduction to working in an engineering laboratory. The student will learn to gather, analyze, interpret, and explain physical measurements for simple engineering systems in which only a few factors need be considered. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Interpret and use scientific notation and engineering units to describe physical quantities; Present engineering data and other information in graphical and/or tabular format; Use automated systems for data acquisition and analysis for engineering systems; Work in teams for experiment design, data acquisition, and data analysis; Use elementary concepts of physics to analyze engineering situations and data; Summarize and present experimental design, implementation, and data in written format; Use new technology and resources to design and perform experiments for engineering analysis. (Mechanical Engineering 301)
Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on a number line using string and notecards.
- Material Type:
- Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- Provider Set:
- Pedagogy in Action
- Erin Krueger
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The students will be able to identify and understand the positions of the planets relative to Earth and Sun, then calculate distances and the time needed for radio signals to travel these distances by completing this activity.