Earth Science 1 (Measurements/Topographic Maps)

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What is the formula for density?

d=m/v

Mass is measured using a __?__.

balance

What is the base unit for mass?

gram

Mass refers to the _______?_______.

amount of matter in an object

How is weight measured?

with a scale

What is the base unit for weight?

Newton

What deals with the effect of gravity on mass?

weight

What would the density of object A be if it had a mass of 99 grams and a volume of 33 mL?

3 centimeters cubed

What is volume?

the amount of space an object takes up

How is volume measured?

by using a graduated cylinder

Name 3 base units for volume.

mililiter, liter, or centimeter cubed

How would you find the volume of an oddly shaped object?

by using the graduated cylinder method

What is density?

the relationship between mass and volume

What is the base unit for length?

meter

Lines of latitude run from ___ to ___ on a map.

east, west

Lines of latitude measure how far ___ or ___ of the eqautor you are.

north, south

Lines of longitude run from ___ to ___ on a map.

north, south

Lines of longitude measure how far ___ or ___ of the prime meridian you are.

east, west

What kind of map shows you the elevation of an area?

a topographic map

What tells you the change in elevation between two contour lines?

contour interval

What connects points of equal elevations?

a contour line

How would you calculate the contour interval of a map?

count the lines between the two index contours, subtract the elevation of one index contour from the other, and divide

What does it mean when two contour lines are very close together?

the area is fairly steep

If the contour lines are farther apart, then the area is ___.

flat

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