# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Metric System
terms and tools used
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Science
11/08/2012

Term
 International System of Units (SI)
Definition
 also known as the metric system   * an advantage is that is gives scientist a common way to share results
Term
 meniscus
Definition
 the curved line at the top of a liquid found in a graduated cylinder * read at the bottom of the curve
Term
 volume
Definition
 the amount of space an object takes up
Term
 mass
Definition
 the measurement of the amount of matter in an object(does not change based on place in the universe)
Term
 matter
Definition
 small particles (atoms and molecules) that make up substances
Term
 density
Definition
 how heavy (mass) an object is compared to its volume (d=m/v)
Term
 weight
Definition
 the amount of gravitational pull on an object (changes based on place in the universe)
Term
 triple beam balance
Definition
 used to find mass/weight
Term
 microscope
Definition
 used to magnify small objects
Term
 ruler
Definition
 used to find distance/length can be used to find area and perimeter
Term
 calculator
Definition
 used to solve math problems
Term
 gram
Definition
 base unit for mass/weight
Term
 meter
Definition
 base unit for length
Term
 liter
Definition
 base unit for volume
Term