September 13

I. Lab Equipment

a. Digital Balance – used to weigh things digitally (small things accurately)

b. Dropperž – measures one drop at a time

c. Beaker – Holds liquids – usually in ml

d. Erlenmeyer Flask – to mix liquids manually

e. Forceps – to pick up small things

f. Triple Beam Balance – weigh things manually

g. Pipette – measures specific amount of liquid

II. A good Hypothesis

  • It is logical
  • žIt can be tested
  • žCan be an “if-then” statement

III. Scientific Method

  1. Make an observation
  2. Ask a question
  3. Form a hypothesis
  4. Conduct an experiment – collect data
  5. Write a conclusion

IV. Independent/Dependent Variable

Independent Variable is manipulate variable (I make the changes)

Dependent Variable is the measured outcome (Data is recorded)

V. Converting Metric Units

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K = kilo (1,000)

H = hecto (100)

D = deca (10)

U = Units – meter, liter, gram

D = deci (1/10)

C = centi (1/100)

M – milli (1/1000)

  • Write base units under the U
  • Put your finger on the starting unit
  • Count letters right or left to the units you are converting to
  • Move the decimal point that many spaces right or left