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8th physical science

TermDefinition
atoms the basic particle from which all elements are made
elements a pursubstance that can be broken down
weight a measure of force of gravity on an object
mass a measure of how much is in an object
volume the amount of space that mater takes up
matter anything that has mass that takes up space
question to ask for information
liquid having a consistency like that of water or oil, i.e., flowing freely but of constant volume
unit an individual thing or person regarded as single and complete but which can also form an individual component of a larger or more complex whole
accuracy the quality or state of being correct or precise
calibration the action or process of calibrating an instrument or experimental readings
graduated cylinder A graduated cylinder, measuring cylinder or mixing cylinder is a piece of laboratory equipment used to measure the volume of a liquid. Graduated cylinders are generally more accurate and precise than laboratory flasks and beakers.
meniscus the curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube.
presition the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate
triple beam balence The triple beam balance is used to measure masses very precisely; the reading error is 0.05 gram. With the pan empty, move the three sliders on the three beams to their leftmost positions, so that the balance reads zero.
newton the SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes
international system of mesurment
Created by: Haden_crowder