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Curated Lesson Resources - Scientific Notation

Colin Dodds - Scientific Notation (Math Song)

Description: This song tells about the importance of changing a number to scientific number.
Rationale: I chose this song because it is a catchy song that students would enjoy and give good information.

Scientific Notation

Description: This website shows some unique ways to use scientific notation and give the students a place to practice.
Rationale: I chose this website because it shows several ways to write in scientific notation including in the calculator.

Description: This website gives how to move the decimal and create the exponent from that and shows what that actually means.
Rationale: I chose this website because it spells out scientific notation in a quick and easy way that would be great for struggling students.

Description: This website tells step by step how to change a number to scientific notation and uses scientific notation to add, multiply, subtract, or divide.
Rationale: I chose this website because it really explains scientific notation in a way that students that are confused could understand. It also has an extension for those advanced learners.

Description: This website takes you to a calculator to practice going back and forth from scientific notation and standard form.
Rationale: I chose this website so students could go directly to a calculator that would only do scientific notation to standard form and the other way around. It will allow students to create some example problems.

Description: This is an image that shows some scientific notation vocabulary.
Rationale: I wanted students to know the vocabulary word for each part of a number written in scientific notation.

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes – Computer Education

Description: This is an image that does a word web describing scientific notation.
Rationale: I chose this because I thought I could use it at the beginning to give them a general idea of what scientific notation is all about.

Chemistry Basics: Scientific Notation • LITFL Medical Blog • Podcast

Description: This website has many very detailed videos about scientific notation including a classic description, how to add and subtract, how to multiply and divide, fixing problems, and example problems.
Rationale: I picked this website because even though the videos are long, it is very descriptive and has several extensions for the fast finishers/advanced learners.

Scientific notation and Standard Notation Flashcards | Quizlet

Description: This website allows students to practice changing forms and has vocabulary words associated with scientific notation.
Rationale: I chose this because students can easily quiz themselves, and they can flip the notecard either way to work on changing from scientific notation to standard form or the other way around. They also can study the vocabulary words.

Description: This website allows students to play a game to practice converting numbers.
Rationale: I chose this because it has levels that get harder but allow students to practice converting to and from scientific notation. It goes between fill in the blank and multiple choice.

Description: This is a matching game that allows students to match the standard form to the correct scientific notation form.
Rationale: I chose this because students can practice changing back and forth in a fun way that allows them to learn if they aren't quite sure.