30 terms

# Metric System

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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
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