# Chapter 11 Metric Length. Mass, and Volume

• Chapter 11

Chapter Objective:

* Length, mass and volume can be measured using metric units of measurement.

Vocabulary:

Meter - A meter is a metric unit of length used to measure longer objects. 1 meter = 100 centimeters.

Centimeter - A centimeter is a metric unit of length used to measure shorter objects.  100 centimeters = 1 meter.

Kilometer - A kilometer is a metric unit of length used to measure lengths and distances. 1 kilometer = 1,000 meters.

Distance - The length between one place and another.

Kilogram - A metric unit used to measure lengths and distances. 1 kilogram = 1,000 grams.

Gram - A metric unit of mass used to measure lighter objects. 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram.

Liter - A metric unit of volume and capacity used to measure greater amounts of liquid. 1 Liter = 1,000 milliliters.

Milliliter - A metric unit of volume and capacity used to measure smaller amounts of liquid. 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter.

Volume - The amount of liquid in a container.

Capacity - The amount of liquid that a container can hold.