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Metric System

TermDefinition
gram the basic metric system unit for measuring the amount of matter in an object
liter the basic metric system unit for measuring the volume of a liquid
mass the measure of the amount of matter in an object
technology the practical use of scientific information: the use of tools, materials, machines, and processes to meet human needs
electron microscope microscopes that focus a beam of electrons to magnify objects; TEM and SEM
area the measure of the size of a surface; A=LxW and the answer is written in square units
meter the basic unit in the metric system for measuring length
International System of Units (S.I.) the metric system; used by all scientists, and almost every country in the world ADVANTAGES: -helps scientists share and compare experiment results -units are based on the number 10 which makes for easier conversions
compound light microscope an instrument that magnifies small objected so that they can be seen easily by two or more lenses; items are placed on the stage so light can pass through them
volume the measure of the size of a 3-dimentional space, V=LxWxH and it is written in cubed units
Created by: jakegreenberg