Encourage students to make connections between mathematics and science. Scientific notation is a great topic for demonstrating how the subject areas are interconnected.
This activity includes:
-A short overview of scientific notation and its applications to astronomy.
-Seven questions to guide students as they convert numbers between standard form and scientific notation.
-Short answer questions focus on the usefulness of scientific notation.
-Examples from astronomy and science are incorporated into the activity.
-An additional handout with 30 practice problems helps students to develop a more thorough understanding of the concept.
This activity may be used as an introduction to scientific notation or as a review.
Astronomy and Mathematics Scientific Notation
by Activities by Jill
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