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Significant Figures & Density: Unit 2 (Part 2)

Significant Figures & Density: Unit 2 (Part 2)

Author: Nate Holz

—Explain the concept of significant figures.
—Define rules for deciding the number of significant figures in
   a measured quantity.

This tutorial has a powerpoint and a couple of video clips.

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Unit 2 (Part 1 & 2) Homework/Classwork

Part 2 on Significant Figures and Density has several assignments; 2 pages on sig figs, 2 pages on Density, and a lab page using lemons and limes. You can download this assignment via my google drive:

Source: Bob Grove

Significant Figures

A powerpoint look at significant figures.

Source: Bob Grove

Significant Digits by Paul Andersen

Another great video from Paul Andersen and Bozeman Science

Source: Bozeman Science

Big Sig Fig Gig

An amusing look at sig figs.


A powerpoint that looks at the meaning and calculation of density

Source: Bob Grove

Amazing 9 Layer Density Tower

Uploaded on Dec 8, 2010

For years we have been making seven layer density columns. We challenged our team to not only add two more liquids, but add seven objects that would float at different levels. The outcome... the Amazing 9 Layer Density Tower!

Source: Sick Science