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Metric System
a measurement system based on the number 10
SI Units
the International System of Units
Meter
SI Unit for measuring length; measured with a meter stick
Mass
the amount of matter in an object; measured with a triple beam balance
Kilogram
the basic unit for measuring mass
weight
the measure of the force of gravity on an object
Volume
the amount of space an object or a substance takes up; measured with a graduated cylinder
Cubic meter (m3) or cubic centimeter (cm3)
the SI Unit for measuring the volume of a solid
Litre
the SI Unit for measuring the volume of liquids or gases
Density
the measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume
kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m3)
SI Unit for measuring density
Temperature
uses a thermometer to measure heat
Kelvin (K)
the SI Unit for measuring temperature
Time
meausred with a stop watch or a clock
Second (s)
the SI Unit for measuring time
Mean
the numerical average of a set of data; calculated by adding up the data and dividing by the muber of data sets
Median
the middle number in a data set
Mode
the number that appears the most
Range
the difference between the large number in a data set and the smallest number
Line graph
shows how one variable responds to another
Double line graph
compares two sets of data on one graph
Pie chart
shows percentages or fractions of an entire set of data
Bar graph
simple model that shows how mutiple data compare to one another
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