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Measure it!

Customary and Metric Measurements Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
The _________ system is the main system of measurement worldwide. metric
The basic metric unit for length is the _____________. meter(m)
The basic metric unit for capacity is the _________. liter(L)
The basic metric ________ of mass is the gram. unit
The ___________ of measurement is the main system of measurement in the United States. customary system
Unlike the metric system, the customary system of measurement does not use a ______ unit for length, capacity, and weight. basic
Five __________________ of capacity are the fluid ounce (fl oz.), the cup (c), the pint (pt) the quart (qt), and the gallon (gal). customary units
_____________________ are the common customary units for capacity. fluid ounce, cup, pint, quart, and gallon
Inch, foot, yard, and mile are the common customary units for ________________. length
The _______ of an object is the amount of matter it has. mass
Tell whether the measurement is a weight, a capacity, or a length: 9 pints capacity
Two of other metric units of mass are the ___________ and the ________________. milligram (mg)/kilogram (kg)
Capacity measures the amount that a container can _____________. hold
The _________ are metric units for capacity. liter, (L)milliliter (mL), and the kiloliter (kL)
The length of a cricket is about 3 ____________ long. centimeters
Three customary units of weight are the ounce (oz), the pound (lb), and the _________. ton (T)
Tell whether the measurement is a weight, a capacity, or a length: 7 ounces weight
An appropriate unit to measure the mass of a pencil is a ______________. gram (g)
The Latin prefixes milli (thousand) and centi (hundred) are used to form units ______ than a meter. less
The Greek prefix kilo (thousand) is used to from a unit ______________ than a meter. greater
A ________ ounce is a unit of capacity. fluid
Created by: bjparson123