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measurement standard
a unit agreed upon and used by a large number of people
length
the distance of something from end to end, usually the longest dimension
width
the distance from side to side, a dimension shorter than the length
meter (m)
the standard metric
unit
for measuring length
centimeter (cm)
100 centimeters = 1 meter
reference for centimeter length
width of pinkie finger
reference for meter length
height of a door handle
kilometer (km)
1,000 meters = 1 kilometer
distance
how far it is between two points
estimate
a guess as close as possible
arm span
the distance from fingertip to fingertip when the arms are outstretched
height
distance on a person from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet
meterstick or metric ruler
tools
used to measure length
balance
tool
used for weighing objects or measuring mass
fulcrum
pivot point on which the balance beam rests
gram (g)
the standard metric
unit
for measuring mass
mass
how much stuff is in something or how much it weighs
paper clip
weighs about 1 gram and is good to use as a reference for estimating grams
kilogram (kg)
1,000 grams = 1 kilogram
volume
three dimensional space occupied by something
capacity
the volume of fluid a container can hold when completely full
liter (L)
the standard metric
unit
for measuring volume
milliliter (ml)
1,000 milliliters = 1 liter
graduated cyclinder
A transparent cylinder marked with evenly spaced lines for determining the volume of liquids.
comparison
When you look for similarities and differences between two things
syringe
A cylinder and piston system used to draw up, measure, and transfer liquids. Used to measure exactly 50ml
temperature
The measure of how hot or cold something is.
Celsius
The metric unit of temperature
temperature
A tool used to measure temperature.
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