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Chemistry Students Participate in the "Metric Olympics"

posted Sep 30, 2013, 9:16 AM by sullivanp@serrahs.org
Students in the chemistry classes at Serra Catholic have been learning about the use of significant figures, percent error, and SI units of measurement in the field of chemistry. Students tied each of these topics together by participating in the "Metric Olympics". Through this activity, students had to estimate the measurement of various olympic events and then test their estimations by measuring the events using SI units of measurement. From this information, they were able to calculate their percent error based on significant figures.