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Basic science: understanding numbers
Basic science: understanding numbers

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1.11 Week 1 summary

This is an illustration which includes the world, water droplets, molecules and numbers.
Figure 8

In this first week, you’ve covered several basic science topics including just why numbers, particularly massive and tiny ones, are important to understanding science. You were introduced to SI units which are the basis of scientific measurements and also to scientific notation which allows scientists to handle the largest and smallest numbers in the universe with equal ease.

Hopefully you enjoyed the first week and the quiz went well. You should now be ready to delve deeper into numbers next week, where you will learn all about areas, volumes and sea level change.

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