# Shared Flashcard Set

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Measurement
Vocabulary words for the FOSS Module "Measurement"
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Science
02/23/2013

Term
 Atom
Definition
 The smallest particle of an element. Atoms are the building blocks of matter.
Term
 Arm
Definition
 span: The distance from fingertip to fingertip when the arms are outstretched.
Term
 Balance
Definition
 A tool for weighing objects.
Term
 Boiling
Definition
 point: The temperature at which water forms into vapor.
Term
 Capacity
Definition
 The volume of fluid a container can hold when full.
Term
 Centimeter
Definition
 [cm]: One one-hundredth of a meter.
Term
 Comparison
Definition
 When you look for similarities or differences between two things.
Term
 Degree
Definition
 Celsius [°C]: The basic unit of temperature in the metric system. Water freezes at 0°C and boils at 100°C.
Term
 Distance
Definition
 How far it is between two points.
Term
 Element
Definition
 A simple chemical substance that is made of only one type of atom.
Term
 Estimate
Definition
 An educated guess about a measurement.
Term
 Freezing
Definition
 point: The temperature at which water becomes a solid [ice].
Term
 Fulcrum
Definition
 The pivot point on which the balance beam rests.
Term
Definition
 cylinder: A transparent cylinder marked with evenly spaced lines for determining the volumes of liquids.
Term
 Gram
Definition
 [g]: The basic unit of mass in the metric system.
Term
 Height
Definition
 The distance on a person from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.
Term
 Kilogram
Definition
 [kg]: 1000 grams, or the mass of 1 liter of water.
Term
 Kilometer
Definition
 [km]: One thousand meters.
Term
 Length
Definition
 The distance of something from end to end, usually the longest dimension.
Term
 Liter
Definition
 [L]: The basic unit of fluid volume in the metric system.
Term
 Mass
Definition
 A quantity of matter.
Term
 Matter
Definition
 The material that everything in the universe is made of. It can be solid, liquid, or gas.
Term
 Measurement
Definition
 standard: A unit agreed upon and used by a large number of people.
Term
 Meter
Definition
 [m]: The basic unit of distance or length in the metric system.
Term
 Metric
Definition
 system: A system of weights and measures based on multiples of ten.
Term
 Milliliter
Definition
 [mL]: One one-thousandth of a liter; 1000 milliliters equal 1 liter.
Term
 Scale
Definition
 Something divided into regular spaces as a tool for measuring.
Term
 Standard
Definition
 measurements: Units agreed upon and used by a large number of people.
Term
 Syringe
Definition
 A cylinder and piston system used to draw up, measure, and transfer liquids.
Term
 Temperature
Definition
 A measure of how hot or cold something is.
Term
 Thermometer
Definition
 A tool used to measure temperature.
Term
 Volume
Definition
 Three-dimensional space.
Term
 Weigh
Definition
 To find the mass of. You weigh an object to find its mass.
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