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# Mr Mac Metric Units

### Metric Measurement

Question | Answer |
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Metric Abbreviation. m | meter |

Metric Abbreviation. L | liter |

Metric Abbreviation. g | gram |

Metric Abbreviation. km | kilometer |

Metric Abbreviation. kL | kiloliter |

Metric Abbreviation. mm | millimeter |

Metric Abbreviation. mL | milliliter |

Metric Abbreviation. daL | dekaliter or decaliter |

Metric Abbreviation. cm | centimeter |

The "King Henry" saying helps us remember which metric prefixes? | kilo, hecto, deka, -- deci, centi, milli |

5m = ______ km | .005km |

5000m = _______ km | 5km |

5cm = ________ mm | 50mm |

60g = ______ L. *Look closely tricky... | You CAN'T do it! One measures volume the other mass. You cannot switch base units... You cannot convert grams to liters. |

674.56mm = ______ m | .67456m |

3.4dag = _______ dg | 340dg |

45kL = _______ mL | 45,000,000mL |

298g = ______kg | .298kg |

78cL = _______ daL | .078daL |

What is mass? | The amount of matter in something. |

What is mass and volume together? | Density |

What is volume? | The amount of space that something has or takes up. |

4kg = ______ g | 4000g |

9kL = ________ L | 9000L |

6km = _______ m | 6000m |

5kg = _______ dg | 50,000dg |

What is the measurement of the pull of gravity on matter? | Weight |

3mL = ___________ kL | .000003kL |

What is a meter? | A metric unit. It is used when measuring distance or length. |

What do you call the amount of space that something has or takes up. | volume |

Is a meter a piece of lab equipment? | No. It is a unit of measurement. |

What is mass? | How much matter something has... Or how much matter is in something. |

What is density? | Density is the mass of something compared to it's volume. |

What is weight? | The force or pull of gravity on matter... Or the force or pull of gravity on something. |

What tool is used for measuring force or weight? | Scale (Spring Scale) |

What tool is used for measuring mass? | Balance (triple beam, pan or digital) |

What is the base unit for time? | Seconds |

What is temperature? | The average amount of molecular movement in a specific area of an object. |

Moving from larger units to smaller units is the same a s multiplying. True or False | TRUE |

What is the base unit for temperature? | Kelvin (But degrees Celsius is commonly used) |

What is the freezing point of water in celsius? | 0 degrees Celsius |

What is the melting point of water in celsius? | 0 degrees Celsius |

What is the boiling point of water in celsius? | 100 degrees Celsius |

What is a gram? | A metric unit of measurement for mass |

What is a meter? | A metric unit of measurement for distance or length or height or depth or width... |

*What is room temp in Celsius? | around 22 degrees Celsius |

*What is capacity? | The amount of available space inside something |

Are capacity and volume similar? | Yes, but not the same -they both have to do with space and size. |

The width of a coin is about as long as what metric unit? | a millimeter (mm) |

A paper clip has about the same mass as what metric unit? | A gram (g) |

Are mass and weight similar on earth? | yes -but very different when in space or other places in the universe! |

Are the melting point and freezing point for a substances the same? | Yes! Melting and freezing happen at the same temperature. It just depends which way the temperature is going. |

What tool is used to measure the amount of matter in an object? | A balance |

What tool is used to measure force? | A Spring Scale |

What is the abbreviation for dekaliter? | daL |

What is the abbreviation for kiloliter? | kL |

What is the abbreviation for dekagram? | dag |

What is the abbreviation for millimeter? | mm |

Can you convert meters to kilograms? | NO. They are different types of measurements? |

What is the mass of a 15kg object in outer space? | 15kg -of course! |

What is the weight of a 15N object in outer space? | Nothing... |

What is volume? | the amount of space an object occupies. |

What is mass? | the amount of matter an object has. |

What is the basic metric unit for weight? | newton (N) |

What is the basic metric unit for mass? | gram (g) |

What is the basic metric unit for LIQUID volume? | liter (L) |

What is the basic metric unit for SOLID volume? | cubic meter or cubic centimeter or any cubic metric unit of length |

Which measurement is constant (doesn't change) through out the universe - Mass or Weight? | MASS! Weight will change with gravity! |

What is measured with a balance? | mass |

What is measured with a graduated cylinder? | Liquid volume |

What can you measure with a metric ruler or meter stick? | Distance, Length, width, depth, height, area and the volume of things like boxes and books! |

What has a greater volume, a beach ball or a brick? | beach ball |

What has a greater mass, a beach ball or a brick? | brick |

-Choose the correct word below An object can never have a (mass/weight) of zero. | mass |

dag | decagram or dekagram |

da- | deca or deka |

d- | deci |

How do you find the volume of a regular shaped object like a book or a box? | L x W x H Length x Width x Height |

When do we use L x W x H ? | When we want to find the volume of a regular shaped object like a box. |

What tools are used for finding liquid volume? | Graduated cylinder Pipette Eye dropper |

Can a metric ruler be used to calculate volume? | Yes -If the object is a regular shape like a box or a laptop computer. |

What do Celcius and Kelvin measure? | Temperature |

What is temperature? | The average molecular movement of an area of matter. |

What prefix means multiply the base unit by 1000? | Kilo- |

What prefix means divide the base unit by 1000? | Milli- |

The bigger the unit gets the ________________ the number is! | smaller 1000g = 1kg |

What prefix is .001 of the base unit? | Milli- |

What prefix is .01 of the base unit? | Centi- |

What prefix is 1000 of the base unit? | Kilo- |

What prefix is .1 of the base unit? | Deci- |

What prefix is 10 of the base unit? | Deca- or Deka- |