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meters

Base unit of measurement for length in the metric system.

grams

Base unit of measurement for mass in the metric system.

liters

Base unit of measurement for volume in the metric system.

milli

Metric prefix that means 1/1000 of the base unit.

centi

metric prefix that means 1/100 of the base unit

deci

metric prefix that means 1/10 of the base unit

deca

metric prefix that means 10 x the base unit

hecto

metric prefix that means 100 x the base unit

kilo

metric prefix that means 1000 x the base unit

matter

anything that has mass and takes up space.

mass

The amount of matter in an object.

volume

The amount of space matter takes up.

density

The amount of matter (mass) in a given space (volume). It is calculated by dividing the mass by the volume.

atom

The smallest particle of an element that has the chemical properties of that element.

element

A substance that is composed of one type of atom.