17 terms

Density

The ratio of an object's mass to volume

Mass

The amount of matter in an object

Volume

The amount of space an object takes up

Milliliter

A metric unit of liquid volume

L x w x h

The formula for finding the volume of a retangular prism

Formula for density

mass divided by volume

Population density

The number of people per square mile

Cubic centimeter

A metric unit of solid volume

Displacement

The process of submerging an object to determine its volume

Meniscus

The curved shape at the top of a liquid in a container

Triple beam balance

A tool for measuring mass

Bone Density

A measure of how tightly packed a person's bones are.

Graduated Cylinder

A tool for measuring liquid volume

Gram

The metric unit for measuring mass

1 g/ml

The density of pure water

An object sinks

when the objects density is greater than the fluids density it is placed in

An object floats

when the objects density is less than the fluids density it is placed in