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Glossary of Metric Standards and Measurement Tools

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What is length?
The distance from one point to another
What is the unit for length?
Meter (m)
What is the tool for length?
Meterstick or metric ruler
1 inch = ____ cm
1 inch = 2.54 cm
12 inches = _ foot = ____ cm
12 inches = 1 foot = 30.5 cm
What is the formula for area?
Area = Length
What is mass?
The amount of matter in an object
What unit is used for mass?
gram (g) or kilogram (Kg)
What tool is used to measure mass?
balance (electrionic or triple beam)
1KG is about how many pounds?
2.2 pounds
What is temperature?
The Average kinetic energy of the particle in a material
What unit is used for temperature?
Celcius (C) or Kelvins (K)
What tool is used to measure temperature?
thermometer
What is force?
a push or pull on an object
What is Weight?
a force.
What is the unit for force?
Newton
1 Newton = __ pound(s)
1 Newton = 1/4 pound
What tool is used to measure force?
Spring Scale
What is volume?
the amount of SPACE an object occupies
What is the unit for volume?
liter (L) or cubic centimeter (cm3)
What tools are used to measure volume?
graduated cylinder, overflow can, and metric ruler
What is the formula for finding the volume of a regular solid?
Volume = length * width * height
1 mL = __ cm3
1 mL = 1 cm3

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