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Year 8 Measurement

Definitions and Facts from the NSW Year 8 Measurement Topic

Area The amount of Surface covered by an object.
Cross Section A 'slice' of a solid taken across it rather than along it.
Perpendicular Height The height of a figure taken at right angles to the base.
Surface Area The total area of all the faces of a solid
Volume The amount of space taken up by an object
Base The bottom line of a plane shape or the bottom face of a solid
Cylinder A solid shape with one curved surface and two congruent circular bases
Net Flat shape which can be folded up into a three dimensional solid
Prism A solid three-dimensional shape with two identical parallel bases. All other faces are rectangles
Capacity The amount a container can hold
Created by: wdobson