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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