# Shared Flashcard Set

Measurement
Measurement Test
20
Science
8th Grade
10/30/2007

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Term
 Independent Variable
Definition
 The variable that the experimenter is manipulating.  Graphed on the x or horizontal axis.
Term
 Dependent Variable
Definition
 The variable being measured.  Graphed on the y or vertical axis.
Term
 Mass
Definition
 The amount of matter in an object.  Measured with triple beam balance in grams.
Term
 Kilo
Definition
 Means 1,000
Term
 SI Unit of Temperature
Definition
 Kelvin (K)
Term
 SI Unit of Time
Definition
 Second
Term
 Milli
Definition
 Means .001
Term
 SI Unit of Length
Definition
 Meter
Term
 Circle Graph
Definition
 Used to show how a fixed quantity is broken into parts.
Term
 Formula for Volume
Definition
 V= L x W x H
Term
 Volume
Definition
 Amount of space an object takes up.  Measured with a ruler or graduated cylinder.  Units- cubic cm, L, mL.
Term
 Centi
Definition
 Means .01
Term
 SI Unit of Mass
Definition
 Kilogram
Term
 Mass
Definition
 The amount of material in an object. Measured with a triple beam balance in grams.
Term
 Cubic Centimeter
Definition
 Derived Unit of Volume- Found by multiplying l x w x h.
Term
 SI
Definition
 International System of Measurement (Worldwide)
Term
 Advantages of SI
Definition
 International, Common Units, Easier Communication
Term
 Metric Staircase Order (large to small)
Definition
 Kilo, Hecto, Deka, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli
Term
 Using Displacement to Find Volume
Definition
 Ending Volume- Initial (Starting) Volume
Term
 Density
Definition
 Mass divided by Volume
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