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Measurement

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meter
the basic metric unit used to measure length
liter
the basic metric unit used to measure volume
gram
the basic metric unit used to measure mass
graduated cylinder
instrument used to measure the volume of a liquid
triple beam balance
instrument used to measure mass
overflow can
instrument used to measure the volume of an irregularly shaped object
meniscus
the curved surface of a liquid
International System of Units
system of measurement used by scientists all over the world (SI)
volume
the amount of space occupied by an object
length
the distance between two points
mass
the amount of matter in a substance
water displacement
method used to calculate the volume of an irregularly shaped object
weight
the force of gravity acting on an object
temperature
the average kinetic energy of the molecules of a material
length x width x height
method used to calculate the volume of a regularly shaped object
Newton
the metric unit for weight
milli
1/1000th
centi
1/100th
kilo
1000
density
the amount of mass per unit volume