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# 6th Science Ch 1

### Length, Mass and Volume

TermDefinition
The basic unit of length in the metric system Meter
A meter is represented this way Lowercase m
1 km = 1,000 m
1 m = 100 cm
1 m = 1,000 mm
How many millimeters are in 1 centimeter? 10
The amount of space an object takes up Volume
The base unit of volume in the metric system liter
A liter is represented this way L or l
1 L = 1,000 ml
1 mL = 1 cc = 1 gram
What instrument is used to find liquid volume? Graduated Cylinder
What is the name of the curve you see at the top of a liquid in a cylinder? meniscus
How do you find the volume of an irregular object using a graduated cylinder? Subtract amount of water w/out the object from amount with the object
The amount of matter in an object Mass
The base unit for mass in the metric system Kilogram
Kilogram is represented by kg
1 kg = 1,000 g
1 g = 1,000 mg
What instrument is used to find the mass of an object? Triple Beam Balance
What formula is used to find volume of regular objects? length X width X height
Created by: RoperFive