Physical Science

Unit: Units and Conversions

Grant Stock
High School Principal
Crane, MO

Goal 1:

Be able to identify the different SI Units what we use them to  measure and if they are a derived or fundament unit.

Goal 2:

Be able to use metric prefixes and be able to convert back  and forth among them.

Goal 3:

Use conversion ratios to convert from one unit to the other.

Goal 4:

Learn to use significant figures when doing calculations.

Goal 5:

Be able to do calculations using scientific notation and  understand the distances associated with them.

Goal 6:

Be able to convert units of temperature.

 Assignment C Layer Points Signature Assignment B Layer Assignment A Layer

Total points   _____

Student Signature________________________________  Date_________

Parent Signature________________________________  Date_________ (5 points)

C Layer Assignments

Objective 1: Be able to identify the different SI Units what we use them to measure and if they are a

derived or fundament unit.

1. Students can create a chart with each SI unit, what it measures (Example: mass), its abbreviation and if it is a derived unit or fundamental. ( 3points)
2. Do a cross word puzzle with the SI units and give the sentences as what it measures. (5 points)
3. List the SI units mentioned in class and then draw a picture of what it measures by it to help remind you. (Example: For mass list Kg then draw a scale by it). (3 points)

Goal 2: Be able to use metric prefixes and be able to convert back and forth among them.

1. Do up a note card with an organized chart of each metric prefix, its abbreviation, and value.

(3 points)

1. List each metric prefix and then give three examples for each of something you would measure with that prefix. (3 points)

Goal 3: Use conversion ratios to convert from one unit to the other.

1. Make a note card with at least 10 conversion ratios. (3 points)
2. Give five examples of when you might half to convert from one unit to another and then perform that conversion ratio. (4 points)

Goal 4: Learn to use significant figures when doing calculations.

1. Make flash cards for the different significant figure rules. (3 points)
2. Come up with some sort of saying or acrostic to remember the significant figure rules.

(3 points)

10.) Do a power point on the significant figures rules. (5 Points)

Goal 5: Be able to do calculations using scientific notation and  understand the distances associated with    them.

11.) Watch power of ten video and write three things that you got from the video. (3 points)

12.) List 6 distances in scientific notation and what we would measure with that distance. (3 points)

Chapter Work

13.) Do packet for measurement unit. (25 points)

15.) Do a chapter outline on chapter. (10 points)

16.) Take notes from lecture. (5 points per goal)

B Layer Assignments

1. Convert a pancake recipe from given units to cups, tablespoons and teaspoons. Then make pancakes and eat them. (10 points)
2. Determine what variables will affect the time it takes for a pendulum to make one full swing (period), mass, string length or height of the drop. (15 points)
3. If I were to use spaghetti noodles to hold a bag with marbles in it would the amount of marbles I could hold go up proportionately to the number of noodles? (Example: 1 noodle holds 3 marbles, 2 noodles hold 6 marbles 3 noodles hold 9 marbles ect.) (15 points)
4. Make a board game that incorporates all five goals from this unit and play it with 3 class mates.  (10 points)

A Layer Assignments

1. Should we convert over to the metric system in the United States of America? (10 points)
2. Is it a good thing for different countries to have different forms of measurement? (10 points)

 A B C D F 100 - 90 89 - 80 79 - 70 69 - 60 59 - 0

• To get a B you must earn the points as well as do at least 2 assignments in the B category.

• To get an A you must earn the points as well as do at least 1 assignments in the A category.