SCIENTIFIC NOTATION

Think about the kinds of measurements with
which scientists work.
The numbers above are just a couple of examples of the size of measurements that scientists are calculating in their equations. Many numbers are much larger or much smaller (many decimal places). 
When the scientists need to use these large
numbers in calculations, it is much easier to write
and calculate them if they are written in scientific
notation. How do the measurements of the speed
of light and the diameter of a virus look in
scientific notation? Check it out:


It's time to look at how numbers are converted to
scientific notation.
