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Physical Science Ch1

Chapter 1 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
physical science the study of matter and energy
matter anything that has mass and takes up space
mass the amount of matter an object has
Chemistry the study of matter and how it changes
Physics the study of how energy acts with matter
unit a known amount used for measuring
customary ordinary
metric system system of measurement used by scientist
meter the basic unit of length in the metric system
meterstick a common tool for measuring length im the metric system
centirmeter a metric unit of measure that is 1/100 of a meter
millimeter a metric unit of measure that is 1/1,000 of a meter
kilometer a metric unit of measure that is equal to 1000 meters
area the amount of surface an object has
exponent a number that tells how many times another number is a factor
volume the amount of space an object takes up
cubic centimeter a metric unit of measure that means centimeter x centimeter x centimeter
liter basic unit of volume in the metric system
milliliter a metric unit of measure that is 1/1,000 of a liter
gram basic unit of mass in the metric unit
kilogram a metric unit of measure that is equal to 1000 grams
milligram a metric unit of measure that is 1/1,000 of a gram
centigram a metric unit of measure that is 1/100 of a gram
Created by: jtooley