Metric Measurement & Graphing Skills

  • Topic:

    In this unit we will study the methods and instruments used to measure in science.  These include the metric ruler for length, the graduated cylinder for volume, the triple beam balance for mass and the thermometer for temperature.  We will also learn to calculate density.  In addition, we will study the proper way to graph scientific data.   

    Vocabulary:

    centi

    gravity

    prefix

    conversion

    horizontal

    Rene Descartes

    convert

    independent variable

    temperature

    coordinate

    kilo

    triple beam balance

    deci

    length

    unit

    decimal

    liters

    variable

    degrees Celsius

    mass

    vertical

    density

    mass divided by volume

    volume

    dependent variable

    measurement

    water displacement

    estimate

    meniscus

    weight

    graduated cylinder

    meter

    x-axis

    grams

    milli

    y-axis

    graph

    plot

     

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