22 terms

# Metric System and Measurement Review Packet

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meter
instrument for measuring; the basic unit of length
liter
Basic unit of volume in the metric system
gram
a metric unit of weight; a measurement for mass
cubic centimeter
a metric unit of volume
meniscus
the curve at a liquid's surface by which you measure the volume of the liquid; the curve at a liquid's surface to measure the volume of an irregular object.
ruler
a tool for measuring the volume of a regular object.
a tool to measure the volume of an irregular object.
triple beam balance
a tool used to measure mass
thermometer
A tool used to measure temperature
kilo
1000
hecta
100
deca
10
basic unit
meter, liter, gram; a basic tool for measuring something.
deci
tenth; 1/10; .1
centi
hundredth; 1/100; .01
milli
thousandth; .001; 1/1000
micro
very small
What instrument is used to measure the volume of a regular cubic solid? What is the formula?
A ruler is used to measure the volume of a regular cubic solid. The formula is length x width x height.
What instrument is used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid? Explain the procedure used.
Graduated Cylinder is the instrument used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped solid. You fill up the beaker with water to a certain point, place the object in, and subtract the new wight from the original weight.
What instrument is used to determine the mass of an object? What is the basic unit used for measurement.
A triple beam balance is the instrument that is used to determine the mass of an object. The basic unit is grams.
What is the metric unit for length?
meter
What instrument is used to measure length?
meter ruler