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Units of Measurement, Scale

2.0 Props for Demonstrating Scale/dimensions, measurement, notation, units, sig figs, etc

Description: The use of various props to demonstrate principles of units, dimensions, scale, notation, measurement


  • Meter stick (located on the shelf in the alcove)
  • Lead sulfide (galena) or iron sulfide (pyrite) (samples of Galena and pyrite are located in the crystal samples bin 12.0 on the storage shelves)

Procedure: The meter stick is used to illustrate units. The lead sulfide or iron sulfide minerals are used to demonstrate scale along with crystal lattice and sodium chloride models found in 12.0 – Props for solids.

Discussion: None

Safety: None

Disposal: None


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