Warm-Up, 08.27.2009 (15 mins) Why is it important to understand measurement when using the scientific method? Provide three examples of measurements you would take while performing different experiments in science class. When performing an experiment, would you typically spend most of your time measuring the control, the independent variable, or the dependant variable? Why?
Announcements Measurement Scavenger Hunt is due today – if we didn’t finish yesterday, we will spend time finishing it today.
Today’s Objectives Students will be able to: Understand how to measure and estimate lengths Become more aware of linear measurements in the world and communicate better about the significance of these measurements. Understand the importance of measurement in science. Understand the relative sizes of things using scientific notation.
Wrap-Up Who do you think the most amazing person alive right now is? Why do you think they are so great? What would you do if you ever met this person? What did we learn today? What is due next class?