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Estimation and Significant Figures

Young scholars investigate the importance of significant figures through measuring and estimating. For this estimation and significant figures lesson plan, students measure pieces of paper and round their figures to the nearest marking on the ruler. Young scholars measure the total length of the papers side by side using a string and compare it to the "theoretical value" of the papers. Students compare their answers and discuss the need for significant figures in measuring.

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9th - 12th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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