How to Solve Physical Science Problems

How to Solve Physical Science Problems
Read through the problem once. If it is a long problem, read and
understand it in parts until you get even a slight understanding of
what is going on. Often it helps to draw a diagram. A problem will
often be easier once it is drawn out.
1. List down anything that is given to you on the left side under a
category labeled "givens". Be sure to include the units. The units must
match. If not, convert so all the givens are in the same units (usually
SI units).
2. Look for the unknown variables. Ask yourself, "What am I solving
3. On the right side, list formula that you think might be applicable
to this problem. Pick the right formula.
4. Solve the equations.
5. Put a box around your answer to make your work neat.