16 terms

metric system

a system of measurement based on the number 10

International System of Units

standard system of measurement

SI

abbreviation for International System of Measurement

meter

the basic unit of length

weight

a measure of the force of gravity acting on an object

kilogram

basic unit of mass

mass

a measure of the amount of matter an object contains

second

SI unit used to measure time

volume

the amount of space an object takes up

Kelvin

SI unit for temperature

conversion factor

an equation that shows how two units of measurement are related

L

abbreviation for Liter

m

abbreviation for meter

liter

basic unit of volume

K

abbreviation of Kelvin

density

a measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume