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Measurement

A quantity that has both a number and a unit.

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Metric System

A decimal system of measurement whose units are scaled on multiples of 10

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Unit of Measure

A standard quantity used as a basis for measuring (i.e. centimeters, milliliters, degrees, meters)

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Meter

The basic unit of length in the metric system

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Gram

The basic unit of mass in the metric system

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Liter

The basic unit of volume in the metric system

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Matter

Anything that has mass and takes up space

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Weight

A measure of the force of gravity on an object

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Mass

The amount of matter in an object

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Volume

The amount of space something takes up

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Density

The amount of mass in a given volume

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Gravity

The force that pulls objects toward earth

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Triple Beam Balance

An instrument used to measure mass

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Graduated Cylinder

An instrument used to measure volume of a liquid

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Meniscus

The curved surface of a liquid

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Energy

The ability to do work

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Kilometer

A metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters

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Centimeter

A metric unit of length equal to 1/100 of a meter

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Millimeter

A metric unit of length equal to 1/1000 of a meter

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Kilogram

A metric measurement equal to 1000 grams

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Milliliter

A metric unit of volume equal to 1/1000 of a liter

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Cubic Centimeter

Metric unit used to measure the volume of solids; equal to a milliliter.

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Cup

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure

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Pint

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure equal to 2 cups

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Quart

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure equal to 2 pints or 1/4 of a gallon

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Gallon

A measure of capacity in the English/US Customary system of measure equal to 4 quarts

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Capacity

A measure of the amount of space that can be filled; usually in a container

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