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length
The distance from one point to another.
triple-beam balance
Instrument used to measure mass.
gram
Base unit used to measure mass.
meniscus
The curved surface of a liquid in a container.
liter
Base unit used to measure liquid volume.
graduated cylinder
Instrument used to measure liquid volume.
Metric System
International System of Units or SI
water displacement
Method of measuring irregular shaped objects.
meter stick
Instrument used to measure length.
volume
The amount of space an object occupies or takes up.
meter
Base unit used to measure distance.
mass
The amount of matter in an object.
milli
prefix for 1/1000
milliliter (mL)
0.001 of a liter
kilo
prefix for 1000
millimeter (mm)
0.001 meter
centi
prefix for 1/100
kilometer (km)
1000 meters
kilogram (kg)
1000 grams
cubic centimeter (cm3)
Equal to 1 milliliter
centimeter (cm)
0.01 of a meter
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