Georgia Performance Standards (GPS – 8th grade)
M8N1. Students will understand different representations of numbers including square roots, exponents and scientific notation, (i) simplify expressions containing integer exponents, (j) express and use numbers in scientific notation.
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM – grades 6 – 8)
Develop an understanding of large numbers and recognize and appropriately use exponential, scientific and calculator notation
Note that standards in this lesson plan are for example only. This lesson can be easily adapted to meet your state's specific standards.