ERIC Number: EJ351372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1986
The Length of a Pestle: A Class Exercise in Measurement and Statistical Analysis.
O'Reilly, James E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v63 n10 p894-96 Oct 1986
Outlines the simple exercise of measuring the length of an object as a concrete paradigm of the entire process of making chemical measurements and treating the resulting data. Discusses the procedure, significant figures, measurement error, spurious data, rejection of results, precision and accuracy, and student responses. (TW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A