Scientific Notation


With our Scientific Notation lesson plan, students learn about scientific notation and how to use it. Students practice converting standard numbers into scientific notation and vice versa as a part of this lesson.

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Our Scientific Notation lesson plan teaches students about scientific notation, including what it is and how to use it in mathematics. During this lesson, students are asked to create a poster showing the distance of the 8 planets from the Sun using scientific notation, showing the 8 planets in the correct order from the Sun. Students are also asked to practice converting numbers into scientific notation and scientific notation into standard numbers, demonstrating their understanding.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and use scientific notation for large whole numbers and decimals using positive and negative exponents.

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6th Grade