CPR #1 - Source Material Learning Goals: In this assignment...

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Source Material Learning Goals: In this assignment you will: use three web sites to better understand o why significant figures play such an important role when making any measurement in science, o what the rules are for working with significant figures,and o how to deal with different measurement situations. write a short essay concerning significant figures, given a certain scenario. Source Material: The "source material" consists of three websites on significant figures, a link to a picture (pdf file) plus help on HTML formatting. There is also a photograph that is critical to the assignment. Links are provided in the "Resources" section. Instructions: You are an employee of the "Measurements Are Us, Inc." company. The boss just gave you and your capable assistant, Lee, the task of measuring one hundred lengths of metal rods using a ruler marked in centimeters and millimeters. You only have time to measure one rod before leaving town for your sister's wedding. You must leave this assignment to Lee, who is an intelligent high school graduate who had chemistry in high school. The problem is that Lee has only heard the term "significant figures" but doesn't know what it means. Lee is out of the office and your only option is to leave detailed instructions. Briefly write out the instructions, including some background on why significant figures are important and the basic rules. You have the option of making lists for part of the instructions, but you must use complete sentences. To help Lee understand the principles, provide the number of
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CPR #1 - Source Material Learning Goals: In this assignment...

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