# Metric Measurement and Conversions

## 20 terms

### volume

the amount of space an object takes up

### cubic centimeter

centimeter x centimeter x centimeter

### liter

the basic unit of volume in the metric system

### milliliter

a metric unit of measure that is 1/1000th of a liter

a glass or plastic instrument used to measure the volume of liquids

### meniscus

the curved surface of a liquid

### displacement of water

method of measuring volume of irregularly shaped objects

### metric measurement

scientists used this cm, g, km, ml

### centimeter

metric unit of measure that is 1/100th of a meter

### weight

the measure of how hard gravity pulls on an object

### gram

basic unit of mass in the metric system

### kilogram

a unit of mass in the metric system that equals 1,000 grams

### milligram

a unit of mass in the metric system that is 1/1000th of a gram

### triple beam balance

an instrument used to measure mass

### mass

how much matter there is in an object

### millimeter

a metric unit of measurement used to measure the width of a pencil

### kilometer

a metric unit of measure that is equal to 1,000 meters

### meter

the basic unit of length in the metric system

### spring scale

an instrument to measure weight

### Newton

a metric unit for weight