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Lesson 2-01 Metrics

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MODULE 2: Nature of Earth Science

Sept 1, 2009.





LESSON 2.01 - Metrics

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In this lesson you will learn how geologists study the world around them using some tools and methods that have been proven successful.



As an introduction, please watch this video: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPQ_q59xyw&feature=related)

To learn any science subject you must know how to communicate with other scientists.  Throughout the world scientists use a common measuring system called the Metric System.  The Metric System of measurement is the standard used by most scientific disciplines. The system is based upon measures of distance (in meters), volume (in liters), and mass (in grams). Scales of measurements increase or decrease as multiples of ten which facilitates expression of measurement values using the decimal system.

Also, watch this video for a short explanation about the metric system and units.   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCxDEB2t5Hc)



1.    Read about how the metric system is used for measurements in science in this file: “The Metric System and Measurement.doc”

2.    View the slide show of 2.01-Reading a Graduated Cylindar.ppt

3.    Complete the “2.01-Metric Worksheet”

4.    Save the file as “2.01(yourname).doc




Take the 2.01-Quiz


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