This worksheet is designed to get students to be able to get numbers into the Casio fx-260SOLAR calculator in Scientific Notation. I give a button-by-button guide on how to get numbers into the calculator so students can see what numbers in scientific notation look like on the calculator.
Science teachers think math teachers should teach scientific notation and math teachers think it is "SCIENTIFIC" notation and science teachers should teach it. As a result, this skill often gets a mention in 8th grade then falls between the cracks.
The worksheet has pictures of the calculator to show where on the calculator all the buttons to push are and tips to avoid common student pitfalls. I include "Avogadro's Number" as a number to enter as an example of a number in scientific notation used in science classes. Concentrations, Astronomic calculations, Engineering standards all use numbers in scientific notation and students in these classes can benefit by learning how to use scientific notation.
I include 4 versions of the worksheet, each with the same practice problems followed by a unique 3 question "quiz" and answer sheet.
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