Chemistry: Introduction to Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

While some branches of science refer to it as dimensional analysis and others as unit conversions, both terms mean the same thing. Socratica presents a video explaining the basics of this topic discussing inches-to-feet conversion as well as kilograms-to-pounds conversion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create additional practice problems reviewing the material
  • Team teach with math and science teachers, as the topic repeats in both subjects almost every year
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of significant figures, fractions, and equivalent measurements
Pros

  • Offers a few short guided practice problems
  • Includes subtitles in English to assist ELLs
Cons

  • None