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.