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# Measurement Proficiency

## Measure length to the nearest millimeter,

mass to the nearest gram,
volume to the nearest milliliter,
force (weight) to the nearest Newton,
temperature to the nearest degree Celsius,
and time to the nearest second.
Students
must be able to:
Length
DEFII!I":
!he distance
between #
points
IS!\$%ME!:
Metric Ruler
Meter Stick
%I!:
Meter (m)

&ow long is the line'
&ow tall is the tree'
&ow far did they run'
((&ow thic) is a dime'
DEFII!I":
!he amount of
matter in
something
IS!\$%ME!:
Triple eam
alance
%I!:
!ram (g)
Mass
&ow big is the elephant'
Mass the roc)*
+hat is the mass of the
boo) bag'
((+hat is the mass of a paper clip'
\$egular ,olume
DEFII!I":
The amount o"
space occupied
#\$ a solid
IS!\$%ME!:
Metric Ruler
Meter Stick
%I!:
cm
%
m&
,olume - length . width . height
&ow big is the bo.'
+ill your carry/on suitcase fit under
the seat of the airplane'
((Do the math*
+hat is the
volume of
this cube'
Irregular ,olume
DEFII!I": The
amount o" space
occupied #\$ a solid
IS!\$%ME!:
C\$linder
'(er"low Can
%I!:
mL
cm
%

roc)*

## &ow much space does the

plane ta)e up in the hangar'
1I2 SE3\$E!:
4 cm
5
- 4 mL
!he units are
interchangeable6
+eight 7Force8
DEFII!I": The "orce
o" gra(it\$ on an o#)ect
or su#stance
IS!\$%ME!:
Spring Scale
7(Scale is "! enough68
%I!:
ewton 78
Measure the F"\$3E of gravity on the roc)*
&ow much does the boo) weigh'
((+hy does there &9,E to be
a spring in this instrument'
!emperature
DEFII!I": The
a(erage kinetic
energ\$ o" the
molecules o" a
material
IS!\$%ME!:
Thermometer
%I!:
*egrees Celsius (
o
C)
&ow hot is it outside'
&ow hot is it in this room'
((+hy does the li:uid rise in the tube'
!ime
IS!\$%ME!:
3loc)
+rist +atch
!imer
%I!:
&our 7hr8
Minute 7min8
Second 7sec8
&ow long did it ta)e for the ice to
melt'
&ow long is one revolution of the
Earth around the Sun'
((3an anyone run the mile faster
than 5 min* in the world today'
Li:uid ,olume
DEFII!I": The amount
o" space occupied #\$ a li+uid
su#stance
IS!\$%ME!:
,N-T:
Milliliter (m&)
&iter (&)
./lwa\$s measure the
li+uid #\$ looking at the
#ottom o" the
meniscus
&ow much soda is in the glass'
&ow much mil) does the recipe say
goes in the panca)e batter'
((&ow many
liters is the
1I2 3o)e
bottle'
P"P
;%I<
4* +hat instrument is used to measure weight' %nit'
#* +hat instrument is used to measure mass' %nit'
5* +hat instrument is used to measure temperature' %nit'
=* &ow do you measure the volume of a bo.'
>* &ow can you :uic)ly measure the volume of a SM9LL roc)'
?* &ow can you :uic)ly measure the volume of a 1I2 roc)'