# Metric System

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m

g

L

da (10)

k (1,000)

h (100)

d (0.1)

c (0.01)

m (0.001)

### Celsius scale

temperature scale commonly used by scientists and most countries

km

hm

dam

dm

cm

mm

kg

hg

dag

dg

cg

mg

kL

hL

daL

dL

cL

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

the stuff that makes up everything; it takes up space and 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

1,000 m

100 cm

1,000 mm

10 mm

1,000 g

1,000 mg

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

### Kelvin scale

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

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