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Introduction to Matter Ch. 1 Section 1

Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space
Volume A measure of size of a body or region in a three-demintional space (the amount of space something takes up)
Meniscus the curve at a liquid's surface used to measures the volume of a liquid
Inertia The tendency of an object to resist being moved OR if the object is moving, to resist a change in speed or direction until an outside force acts on it
Density Ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance
Archaeology The study of past cultures through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts
Weight A measure of gravitational force exerted on an object (This will change when you are on the moon)
Mass A measure of the amount of matter in an object (This will stay constant no matter where you go)
Liters (L) or Milliliters (mL) The unit used most often to measure the volume of a liquid
Length X Width X Height The equation for finding the volume of a regularly shaped object
Cubic centimeters (cm 3) The unit used to express the volume of a solid object
Weight is expressed in Newtons (N)
Mass is expressed in Kilograms (kg), grams (g), and milligrams (mg)
Mass is measured by using a Balance
Weight is measured by using a Spring scale
Created by: danasobczak