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↗ Measurement. Biology ↗ ‘BIO-’ means life ↗ Ex: biography ↗ -ology means the study of ↗ Ex: radiology ↗ What do you think BIOLOGY means?

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1 ↗ Measurement

2 Biology ↗ ‘BIO-’ means life ↗ Ex: biography ↗ -ology means the study of ↗ Ex: radiology ↗ What do you think BIOLOGY means?

3 Kilo-liter>Liter (base word)> Centi- liter > Milli-liter Which is bigger? 50 meters or 50 millimeters? Abbreviations: Kilo: K → Kilogram: Kg Centi: C → Centigram: cg Milli: M → milligram: mg

4 Metric System ↗ The metric system is also known as the International System of Units (SI) ↗ We will be using the metric system in Science for any measurement ↗ United States is 1 of the 3 countries that does NOT use the Metric System ↗ We use inches, pounds, Fahrenheit, etc….

5 Four Main types of Measurement ↗ 1. Volume ↗ 2. Temperature ↗ 3. Mass ↗ 4. Length

6 1. Volume ↗ Definition: Used to measure space in an object ↗ Volume of a Solid Object (LxWxH) ↗ Volume of Liquid ↗ Base Unit: Liter (L) ↗ kL, L, mL ↗ Measurement Tool: Graduated Cylinder or Beaker

7 Graduated Cylinder ↗ When you read the volume of a liquid in a graduated cylinder, you must read the MENISCUS ↗ Meniscus: curved surface of a liquid in a tube

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10 2.Temperature ↗ Definition: How hot or cold something is ↗ Unit: Celsius (NOT FAHRENHEIT!!!) - ↗ Equipment: Thermometer

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12 3. Mass ↗ Definition: How much matter (stuff) is in an object ↗ Unit: Gram (kg, g) ↗ Equipment: Scale

13 Mass vs. Weight Mass: the actual measure of the AMOUNT of matter Weight: the measure of the amount of matter effected by gravity Weight = mass x gravity W=mg Question: Why is it important to think of matter in terms of mass (and not weight)?

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15 4. Length ↗ Definition: Distance between two points ↗ Base Unit: Meter (km, m, cm, mm) ↗ Equipment: Ruler ↗ Always start at 0 cm WE DO NOT USE INCHES IN SCIENCE!!!

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17 Converting Centimeters to Millimeter ↗ Multiply the centimeter value by 10 to get the millimeter value ↗ For example: ↗ 5 cm : ↗ 5 x 10 = 50 mm ↗ Your turn:, convert the following centimeter to millimeters ↗ 10 cm ↗ 27cm ↗ 1598 cm

18 Converting Centimeters to Millimeter ↗ Multiply the centimeter value by 10 to get the millimeter value ↗ For example: ↗ 5 cm : ↗ 5 x 10 = 50 mm ↗ Your turn:, convert the following centimeter to millimeters ↗ 10 cm: 100mm ↗ 27cm ↗ 1598 cm

19 Converting Centimeters to Millimeter ↗ Multiply the centimeter value by 10 to get the millimeter value ↗ For example: ↗ 5 cm : ↗ 5 x 10 = 50 mm ↗ Your turn:, convert the following centimeter to millimeters ↗ 10 cm: 100mm ↗ 27cm: 270 mm ↗ 1598 cm

20 Converting Centimeters to Millimeter ↗ Multiply the centimeter value by 10 to get the millimeter value ↗ For example: ↗ 5 cm : ↗ 5 x 10 = 50 mm ↗ Your turn:, convert the following centimeter to millimeters ↗ 10 cm: 100mm ↗ 27cm: 270 mm ↗ 1598 cm: mm

21 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length Mass (not weight!) Volume (liquid) Temperature

22 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length Meter Mass (not weight!) Volume (liquid) Temperature

23 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRuler Mass (not weight!) Volume (liquid) Temperature

24 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) Volume (liquid) Temperature

25 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) Grams Volume (liquid) Temperature

26 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScale Volume (liquid) Temperature

27 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) Temperature

28 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) Liters Temperature

29 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) LitersGraduated Cylinder or Beaker Temperature

30 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) LitersGraduated Cylinder or Beaker How much space is in an object Temperature

31 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) LitersGraduated Cylinder or Beaker How much space is in an object Temperature Celsius

32 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) LitersGraduated Cylinder or Beaker How much space is in an object Temperature CelsiusThermometer

33 MEASUREMENT SUMMARY MeasurementBase Unit used to Measure Equipment used to Measure What is it? (Definition) Length MeterRulerDistance between two points Mass (not weight!) GramsScaleHow much matter (stuff) is in an object Volume (liquid) LitersGraduated Cylinder or Beaker How much space is in an object Temperature CelsiusThermometerHow hot or cold something is


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