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2.8: Unit 2 Review

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    17718
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    Key Terms and Concepts

    Scientific Method/Process
    Law
    Principle
    Theory
    Empirical model
    Physical (mechanistic) Model
    SI measurement units
    Unit conversion factor
    Order of magnitude estimation
    Scientific notation
    Metric prefix

    Unit 2 Learer Objectives [Corresponding Example Course Outcome #]

    1. Describe the scientific method through an original example of how it could be applied to the student’s everyday life. [5]
    2. Identify the differences and relationships between empirical models, physical models, hypotheses, theories, and laws. [5]
    3. Find necessary conversion factors and convert between SI and non-standard units for several physical quantities. [1]
    4. Perform order of magnitude estimation. [2]

    2.8: Unit 2 Review is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Lawrence Davis (OpenOregon) .

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