Module 1 Overview

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN TO DO: Use dimensional analysis, significant figures and scientific notation to take measurements, convert between units and perform calculations

Learning Objectives

After completing this week’s assignments you will be able to:

  • Convert numbers from regular notation to scientific notation.
  • Perform calculations to the correct number of significant figures.
  • Perform calculations using numbers with SI units.
  • Convert between base units and units containing prefixes.
  • Perform calculations using dimensional analysis.
  • Become acclimated with common laboratory equipment



Approximate Time to Complete

Due Date

Read Introduction 5 minutes Before Lab
Complete the Pre-lab Problems (Make sure you get this signed before you leave lab!) 15 minutes Before Lab
Complete Pre-lab Quiz
Material will come from the lab introduction, safety, procedure, and the pre-lab questions.
10 minutes Before Lab
Complete Lab Handout (Page 8-12) Varies minutes outside lab Due at the Next Lab Meeting

*All students are expected to participate in the completion of the prelab assignment regardless of whether the assignment is an individual or group assignment.

*Prelab quizzes must be completed prior to coming to lab for a student to be admitted to class.