# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Studies Task 479119486

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Apply measuring skills using instrumentation.


Application should include
  • measuring linear distance, mass, energy, and power with the appropriate measurement devices
  • determining significant digits (number of digits beyond the decimal point to determine accuracy of measurement or tolerance)
  • encouraging the use of modern electronic measuring equipment and probes (possibly borrow equipment or ask for guests to demonstrate [e.g., surveying]).

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does an engineering scale differ from standard-ruler scales?
  • Why must engineering measurements be precise?
  • What tools are used for the inspection of parts and products?
  • What are uses of laser instruments?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will investigate and understand how to analyze and interpret data. Key concepts include
  1. a description of a physical problem is translated into a mathematical statement in order to find a solution;
  2. relationships between physical quantities are determined using the shape of a curve passing through experimentally obtained data;
  3. the slope of a linear relationship is calculated and includes appropriate units;
  4. interpolated, extrapolated, and analyzed trends are used to make predictions; and
  5. situations with vector quantities are analyzed utilizing trigonometric or graphical methods.

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