Apologia Physical Science Module 1

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physical science

the study of the earth's structure as well as it's place in the solar system and the universe

atom

the smallest chemical unit of matter

molecule

two or more atoms linked together to make a substance with unique properties

element

substances made up of billions of the same atom

compound

substances made up of billions of molecules.

mixture

several differant substances of which is made up of either atoms or molecules. Some that we see are: wood, cereal, ect.....

units

Tells the reader how the information is being measured/reported, such as centimeters, inches......

metric system

a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second

mass

the amount of matter in an object

gram

a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

Newton

the metric unit for forces including weight

meter

a metric unit to measure length or distance (it's about the same as a yard)

foot

the english unit 4 distance

liter

a metric unit of volume

second

1/60 of a minute also in both systems

factor-label method

method of converting to one unit of measure to the other

slug

The English unit for mass

celsius

sometimes called centigrade, standard scale for measuring temperature

concentration

The quantity of a substance within a certain volume

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