30 terms

meter

m

gram

g

liter

L

deka -

da (10)

kilo -

k (1,000)

hecto -

h (100)

deci -

d (0.1)

centi -

c (0.01)

milli -

m (0.001)

Celsius scale

temperature scale commonly used by scientists and most countries

meter stick

tool that measures length

graduated cylinder

tool that measures liquid volume - a tall, thin container

triple-beam balance

tool that measures mass

mass

how much matter is in an object

matter

the stuff that makes up everything; it takes up space and has mass

volume

the amount of space an object takes up

density

mass / volume (mass divided by volume)

0 degrees C

temperature at which water freezes

100 degrees C

temperature at which water boils

37 degrees C

human body temperature

1 km = ______ m

1,000 m

1 m = ______ cm

100 cm

1 m = ______ mm

1,000 mm

1 cm = ______ mm

10 mm

volume of rectangular solid

length x width x height

weight

force of gravity acting on an object

length

distance from one point to another

SI

abbreviation for the International System of Units (another name for the metric system)

meniscus

curved line liquid makes in a graduated cylinder

Kelvin scale

official temperature scale of the SI system but few people use it