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Ch. 2 – Scientific Method A systematic approach to solve problems through investigations by 1. Observing, 2. Generalizing, 3. Theorizing, 4. Testing, 5. Conclusion. What’s done in an observation Collect data, communicate Generalizing Organize data, hypothesis Theorizing Planning and predicting

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TTest DDesign experiment, test, graph and interpret results CConclusion MMay change hypothesis and retest EExplain what happened in your results

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Measurements Why do we need measurements? If I told you to go get me a pop would you know what size? The International System of Units (SI) is used throughout the world so we don’t confuse figures and measurements. SI is metric Written the following way: or 7 SI fundamental units Mass, time, temperature, length, amount of substance. Pg. 34

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SI Unit Prefixes Unit of measurements for length KHDMDCM Kilo, hecto, deka, meter, deci, centi, milli Ex. Kilogram (1000 grams) or Kilometer (1000 meters) 1 gram is about 1 pencil mass Your book is about 2 Kg Derived Unit – are combinations of fundamental units.

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Derived Units Area length X width (m 2 ) Volume length X width X height (m 3 ) Volume is the amount of space occupied by an object. 1ml = 1cm 3 1 liter = 1000-ml 1 ml = how many liters? Density is mass divided by volume (D=m/v) How heavy something is for its size. Ex. Pg. 38 (Density Lab)

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Temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter. What is the SI unit for temp.? Kelvin (K) Heat is the sum of the kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter. How does a thermometer work? We use Celsius more than Kelvin 0 C = 273 K – freezing point 100 C = 373 K- boiling point

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Joule is force times length (f X l) 1 J = 1 n-m Joule is the SI unit for energy A calorie is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 g water 1 degrees C. 1 calorie = J Kcal or C = KJ Food Calories are kilocalories. Conversion Factors – Sample Problem 2-2

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SSpecific heat is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temp. of 1 g of a substance 1 degree C. LLabel is J/(g x C) WWater heats up and cools down slowly, thus it has a high specific heat. AAccuracy vs. Precision AAccuracy is determined by how close your results are to the correct answer. PPrecision is determined by how close your results are to each other. EEx. Dart Board – pg. 44 SSample Problem 2-3 (Percent Error)

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SIGNIFICANT FIGURES Significant figures are all the digits known with certainty plus one final digit, which is uncertain or estimated. Read pg. 46 – bottom 2 paragraphs Read pg. 47 – Table 2-5 Do Sample Problems on pg. 47 & 48 Rounding off Addition & Subtraction Problems Rounding off Multiplication & Division Problems

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Scientific Notation This is very helpful to determine the correct number of significant figures. Ex X 10 4 Ex X Ex X 10 7 Using Adding & Subtracting Scientific Notation Using Multiplying & Dividing Scientific Notation

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