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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
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