18 terms

meter (m)

Basic unit of length in the metric system

liter (L)

Basic unit of volume in the metric system

gram (g)

Basic unit of mass in the metric system

Millimeter mm

A metric unit of length equal to 0.001 of a meter.

Centimeter cm

metric unit of length equal to 0.01 of a meter

Milligram mg

metric unit of mass equal to one 0.001 of a gram

Kilogram kg

metric unit of mass equal to 1,000 grams

Milliliter mL

metric unit of volume equal to 0.001 of a liter

Celsius

temperature scale in the metric system

Kilometer (km)

measurement used for large lengths - i.e. NY to LA

Triple Beam Balance

Tool used to measure mass

Graduated Cylinder

Tool used to measure volume

Metric Ruler

Tool used to measure length

Mass

The amount of matter in an object

Volume

The amount of space an object takes up

Length

The distance between two points

Weight

The amount of gravity pulling down on an object

Metric System

Standardized system of measurement based on the number 10