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Intro to Measurement

Introduce metric system, measurement, scientific method

metric system decimal system
Kilo- one thousand (1,000)
weight the measurement of the force of gravity exerted on an object
centi- one hundredth (0.1) (1/100)
length measuring the distance from one point to another point
milli- one thousandth (0.001) (1/1000)
mass measuring the amount of matter in an object or substance
volume measuring how much space an object or substance occupies (V=lxwxh)
inference an explanation of what is observed
properties traits or characteristics used to describe matter
observation using one or more senses to examine something carefully
qualitative observation an observation that includes numbers and measurements
classification grouping items according to similar characteristics
graduated cylinder an instrument used to measure volume
triple beam balance instrument used to measure mass
temperature measuring how hot or cold something is
density the amount of matter packed into a given volume of space
scientific method a guide used by scientists to gather information and solve problems
constant part of the experiment that is not changed
dependent variable what you measure in your experiment
independent variable the factor you are testing in your experiment
Created by: aecatena