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Make Mine Metric

metric measurement
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Density
The amount of mass in a certain amount of space; mass divided by volume; m/v
Graduated cylinder
Container marked with regular divisions (graduations) used to measure the volume of a liquid
Meter
Metric unit of length
Metric system
System of measurement, based on a few standard units and prefixes, that reflects the multiplication of these units by powers of ten
Volume
Amount of space an object occupies
Cubic centimeter
Unit of volume equal to a cube one centimeter on each side. One milliliter of water takes up one cubic centimeter of space.
Liter
Metric unit of liquid volume equal to 1000 milliliters
Meniscus
Curved surface of a liquid
Gram
Metric unit of mass
Kilo
Prefix that means 1000 times the unit
Centi
Prefix that means one-one hundredth of the unit; 0.01 or 1/100
Milli
Prefix that means one-one thousandth of the unit; 0.001 or 1/1000
Triple beam balance
Instrument used to determine the mass of an object
Weight
A measure of the force of gravity on an object
Water displacement
Method used to determine the volume of a solid.
Mass
A measure of the amount of matter in an object