Basic science: understanding numbers
Basic science: understanding numbers

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4.7 Congratulations – you’re a scientist!

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Well done for completing this four-week course on understanding numbers! Over the past four weeks you’ve looked at how scientists:

  • communicate with each other
  • calculate area, volume and density and what this means for the Greenland ice sheet
  • present numbers using significant figures, decimal places, fractions and percentages
  • use different types of averages, draw and interpret graphs and find correlations in data.

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