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Metric System

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Metric System
a system of measurement based on the number 10
Distance
measurement of the physical space between two places.
Meter (M)
The basic unit of distance or length in the metric system
Metric Ruler
A tool used to measure length
Volume
the amount of space an object takes up
Liter (L)
The basic unit of fluid volume in the metric system
Graduated Cylinder
a tool used to measure the volume of liquids
Mass
the amount of matter in an object
Gram
basic unit of mass
Triple Beam Balance
tool used to measure mass
Temperature
a measure of how hot or cold something is
Thermometer
tool used to measure temperature
Celsius
The metric unit of temperature measurement.
Unit
amount used to measure something.
a standard of measurement
Density
mass divided by volume
Weight
A measure of the force of gravity on an object