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Metric Measurement

Metric System Vocabulary

TermDefinition
thermometer
Metric System basic system of measurement used in most countries
Customary System basic system of measurement used in the United States
meter metric unit to measure length
liter metric unit of volume
gram a metric unit of mass
celsius metric unit of temperature
temperature measurement of heat or cold
kilo a prefix in the metric system (1,000)
cent a prefix in the metric system (100)
milli a prefix in the metric system (1/1000)
length how long something is
mass the amount of matter in an object
volume amount of space an object occupies
triple beam balance a tool to measure mass
graduated cylinder container with marks for measuring volume
meter stick a type of ruler 1,000 millimeters in length
meniscus surface curve on calm water in a container
Created by: Mrs Lyons