The World of Microns

Unit 3: Scale of the Universe: Fluency and Applications
Lesson 5 of 22

Objective: SWBAT to use their understanding of exponents and place value to translate very small numbers between standard decimal form and scientific notation.

Big Idea: Students can accept that 1 micron = 10^-6, but they often struggle with a measurement that is 1000 microns. Here we help students make sense of these types of numbers.

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