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metric measurement


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


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


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.


Metric unit of liquid volume equal to 1000 milliliters


Curved surface of a liquid


Metric unit of mass


Prefix that means 1000 times the unit


Prefix that means one-one hundredth of the unit; 0.01 or 1/100


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


A measure of the force of gravity on an object

Water displacement

Method used to determine the volume of a solid.


A measure of the amount of matter in an object

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