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Matter Vocb 1

Accuracy The condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact
Calibration To determine, check, or rectify the graduation of any instrument giving quantitative measurements
Graduated Cylinder A narrow, cylindrical container marked with horizontal lines to represent units of measurement and used to precisely measure the volume of liquids
International System of Measurement The system of units used by scientists to measure matter
Liquid A state of matter having definite volume, indefinite shape, with particles touching, and sliding around each other
Mass The amount of matter in a substance
Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space
Meniscus The convex or concave upper surface of a column of liquid, the curvature of which is caused by surface tension.
Newton- a unit of measurement One newton is the force required to cause a mass of one kilogram to accelerate at a rate one meter per second squared in the absence of another force producing effect
Precision The state or quality of being precise.
Triple Beam Balance Tool used in all sorts of environments, including classrooms, scientific laboratories, outer space, food stores and anywhere else where the mass of something must be measured.
Unit A single thing or person
Volume Amount of space an object takes up
Weight A measure of the force of gravity on an object
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