# Metric System and Measurement Review Packet

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### meter

instrument for measuring; the basic unit of length

### liter

Basic unit of volume in the metric system

### gram

a metric unit of weight; a measurement for mass

### cubic centimeter

a metric unit of volume

### meniscus

the curve at a liquid's surface by which you measure the volume of the liquid; the curve at a liquid's surface to measure the volume of an irregular object.

### ruler

a tool for measuring the volume of a regular object.

a tool to measure the volume of an irregular object.

### triple beam balance

a tool used to measure mass

### thermometer

A tool used to measure temperature

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10

### basic unit

meter, liter, gram; a basic tool for measuring something.

tenth; 1/10; .1

### centi

hundredth; 1/100; .01

### milli

thousandth; .001; 1/1000

very small

### What instrument is used to measure the volume of a regular cubic solid? What is the formula?

A ruler is used to measure the volume of a regular cubic solid. The formula is length x width x height.

### What instrument is used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid? Explain the procedure used.

Graduated Cylinder is the instrument used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid. You fill up the beaker with water to a certain point, place the object in, and subtract the new wight from the original weight.

### What instrument is used to determine the mass of an object? What is the basic unit used for measurement.

A triple beam balance is the instrument that is used to determine the mass of an object. The basic unit is grams.

meter

meter ruler

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