Metric System

By: Jeana Marx

Length

Length measures the distance between two points. To measure length we use yard sticks, which have 100 millimeters in it. Some of the length measurements we use are meters, millimeters, and centimeters.

Mass

Mass is the amount of matter in an object. In the lab, we used a triple beam balance. With mass we measure in grams or kilograms.

Volume of of a Solid

Volume is the amount of space an object takes up. To find the volume of a regular solid you measure it with a metric ruler and then do length times width times height. With solid volume measurements we use cm3.
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Volume of a Liquid

The volume of a liquid is the amount of liquid in a certain object. In the lab, we used a graduated cylinder to find the volume of a liquid. With liquid measurements we use milliliters and liters.