Measurement Important to measure accurately: –Communicate information –Reliable results –Real Life!
Distance (sometimes referred to as length, width or height) Basic unit = meters Instrument = ruler or meter stick
Mass The amount of “stuff” an object has Unit = grams Instrument = Balance
Volume of a Solid The amount of space an object takes up Unit = cm 3 Instrument = ruler Calculation = Length x Width x Height
Volume of a Liquid The amount of space a liquid takes up Unit = Liter Instrument = Graduated cylinder
Temperature How hot or cold something is… Unit = Celsius Instrument = Thermometer
Time How long something takes to occur Unit = seconds Instrument = stopwatch
If you need help with… Knowing how many mL are in a L How many cm are in a m What ml, L, cm and m mean Practice measuring Then you need to come after school to practice!! This stuff WILL be on the test!