35 terms

Liter (tool)

Measured using graduated cylinders

Meter (tool)

Measured using meter stick

Gram (tool)

Measured using triple beam balance

*Celsius (tool)

Measured using Celsius thermometer

Seconds/Minutes (tool)

Measured using stopwatch or clock

Mass (unit)

Measure using Kilograms

Volume (unit)

Measured using liters

Length (unit)

Measured using meters

Time (unit)

Measured using seconds

Temperature (unit)

Measured using *Celsius

Kilo

equal to 1000

Deka

equal to 10

Hecto

equal to 100

Base Unit

equal to 1

Deci

equal to 0.1

Centi

equal to 0.01

Milli

equal to 0.001

Meniscus

The dip in the water due to surface tension

mass (definition)

how much matter is inside something

volume (definition)

how much space something takes up

length (definition)

how long something is from one point to another

density (definition)

how compact something is; mass divided by volume (m/v)

metrics

measuring by multiples of 10 using units m,l,g

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

Metric Prefixes

used to change the value of the base unit

Kilometer (km)

measurement used for large lengths - NY to LA

Water Displacement Method

Method used to find the volume of an irregularly shaped solid

Length X Width X Height

Formal used to find the volume of a rectangular object

France

Country that developed the metric system

Meter

One ten-millionth the distance from the equator to the north pole on a line through Paris.

1 centimeter cubed

equal to one milliliter