Unit 1: Science is a Verb!


Science Is A Verb

Note: The link above is only for the note portion of the unit packet. If you need another copy of the class version of the packet (which includes a variety of additional activities and worksheets related to the unit), you need to email me, as the class version contains some materials which are not allowed to be posted in public webspace.

Unit Presentation:

Unit Content:


1. The Scientific Method

Pre-Video: The Scientific Method

Bonus Help Video: How to Do Basic Algebra

Bonus Music Video: "The Scientific Method"

2. Measurement

Pre-Video 1: How To Do Measurement

Pre-Video 2: Precision & Significant Figures

Bonus Music Video: "Big Sig Fig Gig"

Bonus Video: Alternate Sig. Fig. Method

3. Rounding

Pre-Video: Rounding off Answers

Bonus Music Video: "Where The Heck To Round"

4. Scientific Notation

Pre-Video: Scientific Notation

5. Conversion

Pre-Video: Conversion Factors & How To Use Them

6. Graphing

Pre-Video: Graphing

Supplementary Materials

PhET Simulations:

These programs help simulate a variety of topics that we discuss in the course. We frequently use them in class, but they are also provided here for your own, personal, use. Note: Many of these simulations require Java to be installed on the computer you are using them on.

Curve Fitting:

Curve Fitting
Click to Run

Crash Course Chemistry Videos:

These videos come from YouTube's "Crash Course" channel. In them, Hank Green covers the material of a typical introductory course. Please note that these videos are presented, sorted by unit, but that the sequence within each page is not the same sequence as the instructional sequence for the unit. Also note that these videos contain additional material that is not discussed in class, and that there may be material covered in class that is not specifically discussed in these videos.

Unit Conversion and Significant Figures: Crash Course Chemistry #2

Lab Techniques and Safety: Crash Course Chemistry #21

Mr. Rosengarten's Webpage

From Mr. Rosengarten's Website. Includes tutorial videos, songs, etc.