Adopted as: The International System of Units (SI)
› A history of the United States' chosen measurements and how the SI system came to be.
› You must understand the metric prefixes to understand the metric system.
› To get a great sense of how units of measurement can be used,
watch this interactive sliding scale, spanning from the largest thing
imaginable to the smallest thing conceivable. Use your < > arrows to navigate.
› Metrics Activity
Although not all knowledge in science is gained from one particular method, the following steps to scientific
discovery is good to use if such an ideal situation presents itself. That is to say, SOMETIMES a researcher will
have the luxury of following these steps:
1. Finding the right problem/question to explore
2. Doing extensive research about the problem
3. Developing a testable hypothesis
4. Constructing properly an experimental design
5. Running the experiment and collecting data
6. Analyzing/interpreting the data (assigning meaning)
7. Assessing the validity of the original hypothesis
(substantiating or refuting it....rewriting the hypothesis
and testing it again...)