# Measurement – A Common Language

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```					  Measurement – A Common Language

 The _____________ is a system of measurement
based on the number ___.
 The common version of the metric system is called
the International System of Units, abbreviated___.
- Using SI as the standard system of
measurement allows scientists to compare data
and communicate with each other about their
results.

Each unit is ten times larger than the next smallest unit and
one tenth the size of the next largest unit.

 Converting between units:
King (_____), Henry (_____), Died (_____),
By (grams, liters, meters)
Drinking (_____), Chocolate (_____), Milk (_____)

1. Write down the measurement you want to ______.
2. Find the _____ that matches your _____ and put a
decimal to the right of that letter._____ side of the
new prefix letter you are converting to.
4. Fill ______ in.
 The distance from one point to another is________.
The basic unit of length in the SI system is the
_________ (m).

Measuring Length: To measure the length of this seashell, line up
one end of the shell exactly with the ______ _______ on the
ruler. Read the number at the ________ ________ of the shell
to ________ its length.

 A measure of the ________ of _______an object
contains is the ________ of the object. The basic
unit of mass in the SI system is the ________ (kg).
When you use a triple-beam balance, you first place the object
on the pan. You then ______ the ______ on the beams until
they ______ the ________ of the object

 Mass is often confused with weight. But _______ is
_____ the ______ thing as _______. _______ is a
measure of the _______ of _______ acting on an
object. This force can change from place to place. For
example, you would weigh less on the moon because
the force of gravity is much weaker on the moon than
on Earth. But how would your mass compare?
Because mass measures the amount of matter an
object contains, it remains constant wherever an object
may be. Your mass on the moon is the same as your
mass on Earth.
 The amount of space an object takes up is
its_________. To measure the volume of a liquid,
scientists use a unit known as the ________ (L).
You can measure smaller liquid volumes using
milliliters (mL). There are 1,000 milliliters in a liter.

Measuring Volume To find the volume of a regular
solid, multiply ______ × _______ × ________.
____________ = Length x Width x Height

 ________________is a measure of how much mass
is contained in a given volume. To calculate the
density of an object, ________ its ________ by its
_________.
____________ = Mass / Volume
The density of a substance ________the ________ no
matter how large the sample of the substance is.

 ____________is a measurement of how hot or cold
something is.
- Scientists commonly use the __________
temperature scale. On the Celsius scale, water f-
__________ at ____°C and _______at ______°C. There
are exactly 100 degrees between the freezing point and
boiling point of water
Scientists use the Celsius and ________ scales to measure
temperature. Units on both scales are the same.

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