This download will include three items: A Powerpoint presentation on Scientific Notation, a set of notes to accompany the powerpoint, and a worksheet on scientific notation.
I wrote these materials to use as a review for my physical science and chemistry students. It seems that they can never remember how to use scientific notation, and it is a MUST HAVE skill for physical science and chemistry students. These materials could also be used by math teachers when they are teaching this concept. The powerpoint, the notes, and the worksheet can easily be changed and adapted to better meet your needs. They are in Word format. You will also receive a PDF version of the notes and worksheet.
The powerpoint is a short presentation consisting of 14 slides. It covers the following: 1) Why scientific notation is important 2) How to write numbers in scientific notation 3) How to write numbers in expanded form when they are in scientific notation 4) Practice problems going in both "directions" 5) How to multiply, divide, add and subtract using numbers written in scientific notation.
The notes that are included should be used along with the powerpoint presentation. There is a set of notes just for the teacher, and another set of notes for the student. The student set has blanks for the student to fill in as the powerpoint is being presented by the teacher.
Finally, I have included a worksheet that can be used as immediate classroom practice, as a homework assignment or as a quiz on scientific notation. It consists of 20 problems that cover everything discussed in the powerpoint.
I have a separate listing for just the worksheet if you are not interested in the powerpoint or the notes. You can click on the link below for just the worksheet:
Scientific Notation Worksheet
Lab: Use of Lab Equipment and Data Analysis Skills
This product is included on my Science Skills CD, a shipped item.
The CD contains 51 different products on science skills, including metric system, scientific method, scientific notation, graphing, significant digits and more.
Amy Brown - Science Stuff