Measurement Tools

Vocabulary

Units

Prefixes

Practice Problems

The equipment we use to measure temperature

What is thermometer?

how much matter an object has

what is mass?

a unit of measurement for distance

what is kilometer?

prefix that means 100

what is hecto-?

a rectangular solid has a width of 5cm, a height of 6cm, and a length of 10 cm. What is the volume?

what is 300cm3?

equipment we use to measure length

What is a ruler?

how much space a substance occupies

what is volume?

Unit of measure for the amount of matter in an object

what is gram?

prefix that means 1,000

what is kilo?

what unit would you measure the length of an ant?

what is a centimeter?

equipment we use to measure mass

What is a triple beam balance?

The amount of mass per given volume.

What is density?

unit of measure for how hot something is

What is Kelvin?

prefix that means 0.01

what is centi-?

the place you measure the water in a graduated cylinder

what is the meniscus?

equipment we use to measure volume of a regular solid

What is a ruler?

a system of measurement that uses the number 10

What is the International System of Units?

unit of measure for volume of a liquid

What is liter?

prefix that means 1,000,000,000,000

what is tera?

what unit would you use to measure the mass of a whale

what is a kilogram?

equipment we use to measure volume of a liquid and an irregular solid

What is a graduated cylinder?

a measure of force of gravity pulling on an object

What is weight?

unit of measure for volume of a solid

What is cubic centimeters?

prefix that means 0.1

what is deci-?

You have a rock with a volume of 15cm3 and a mass of 45 g. What is its density?

what is 3 g/cm3?