Estimation and Significant Figures

High schoolers investigate the importance of significant figures through measuring and estimating. In this estimation and significant figures lesson plan, students measure pieces of paper and round their figures to the nearest marking on the ruler. High schoolers 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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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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