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# measuring length

### ch 28

Question | Answer |
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length | the distance between two points |

units of length | centimeters, ,meters and kilometers |

curvimeter is used to | measure the length of a curved line |

a trundle wheel is used to | measure distance along the road |

area | amount of surface enclosed within its lines |

units of area are | centimeters squared or meters squared |

volume is | the amount of space something takes up |

units of volume | centimeters cubed or milliliters for liquid |

a cylinder can be used to measure | volume of a liquid |

meniscus is | the curved line on the the surface of a liquid |

to find the volume of a cube | multiply the length by the width by the height |

to find the volume of a large stone | use a cylinder and an over flow can |

if an object floats in water | push it under to find its volume |

mass is | the amount of matter in an object |

mass is measured in | grams or kilograms |

temperature is | a measure of how hot something is |

temperature is measured in | degrees celsius |

to measure mass use | the balance or scales |