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Measurement Standard
is a unit agreed upon and used by a large group of people
Meter
is the basic unit of distance or length in the metric system
Estimate
is an approximate measure or an educated guess.
Length
is distance of something end to end, usually the longest dimension
Width
is the distance from side to side, usually the shortest dimension
Distance
is how far it is between two points
Arm span
is the distance from fingertip to fingertip when the arms are outstretched
Height
is the distance from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet
Gram
is the standard unit of measure used to determine mass in the metric system
Mass
is how much of something there is
Liter
Standard measure of fluid volume in the metric system
Volume
is the space occupied by something
Capacity
is the amount of fluid a container can hold when full
Graduated Cylinder
is a transparent cylinder marked with evenly spaced lines for determining the volumes of liquid
Syringe
is a cylinder and piston system used to draw up, measure, and transfer liquid
Temperature
is a measure of how hot or cold something is
Thermometer
used to measure temperture
Balance
is a tool for weighting objects
Fulcrum
is the pivot point on which the balance beam rests
Boiling Point
is the temperature at which water forms into vapor
Freezing Point
is the temperature at which water becomes a solid
Degree Celsius
is the basic unit of temperature in the metric system
Metric System
a system of weights and measurements
Weigh
is to find the mass of something
You weigh an object to find what?
Its mass
How many centimeters are in one meter
100
How many meters are in a kilometer
1000
How many milliliters are in one liter
1000
Freezing temperature is ____________ degrees Celsius
100
Boiling temperature is _____________degrees Celsius
100
To measure a piece of paper you would use?
centimeters
_______is used to measure the distance between cities
Kilometers
The thickness of a dime would be measured with?
millimeters
What are the metric measurements used by scientist in their investigations?
Gram, meter, liter, degree Celsius
The air temperature on a warm summer day in Celsius is about what?
30 degrees
The air temperature on a warm summer day in Fahrenheit is about what?
75 degrees
Why is it important to use a standard of measurement
So that everyone is using the same unit to measure, if not people would have all different ways to measure and it would be confusing.
What metric measures are used by cooks?
grams, liters, and degrees celsius
What metric measure is used by carpenters?
meters and grams
What metric measurements are used by veterinarians?
grams, meters and degrees celsius
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