Metric System

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deka -

da (10)

kilo -

k (1,000)

hecto -

h (100)

deci -

d (0.1)

centi -

c (0.01)

milli -

m (0.001)

Celsius scale

temperature scale commonly used by scientists and most countries

kilometer

km

hectometer

hm

dekameter

dam

decimeter

dm

centimeter

cm

millimeter

mm

kilogram

kg

hectogram

hg

dekagram

dag

decigram

dg

centigram

cg

milligram

mg

kiloliter

kL

hectoliter

hL

dekaliter

daL

deciliter

dL

centiliter

cL

milliliter

mL

meter stick

tool that measures length

graduated cylinder

tool that measures liquid volume - a tall, thin container

triple-beam balance

tool that measures mass

mass

how much matter is in an object

matter

anything made of atoms, takes up space, has mass

volume

the amount of space an object takes up

density

mass / volume (mass divided by volume)

0 degrees C

temperature at which water freezes

100 degrees C

temperature at which water boils

37 degrees C

human body temperature

1 km = ______ m

1,000 m

1 m = ______ cm

100 cm

1 m = ______ mm

1,000 mm

1 cm = ______ mm

10 mm

1 kg = ______ g

1,000 g

1 g = ______ mg

1,000 mg

1 L = ______ mL

1,000 mL

1 L = ______ cm3

1,000 cm3

1 mL = _____ cm3

1 cm3

volume of rectangular solid

length x width x height

weight

force of gravity acting on an object

length

distance from one point to another

SI

abbreviation for the International System of Units (another name for the metric system)

meniscus

curved line liquid makes in a graduated cylinder

displacement

method used to measure volume of a rock; rock moves water out of the way

Kelvin scale

official temperature scale of the SI system but few people use it

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