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Scientific Measurements. Length. Distance between one end of an object and the other end Units: meter, centimeter, millimeter Equipment: meter stick or ruler. Volume. The amount of space an object takes up Units: liter or milliliter for liquids; cm 3 for rectangular solids

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## Scientific Measurements

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**Length**• Distance between one end of an object and the other end • Units: meter, centimeter, millimeter • Equipment: meter stick or ruler**Volume**• The amount of space an object takes up • Units: liter or milliliter for liquids; cm3 for rectangular solids • Equation for rectangular solids: length x width x height • Equipment: graduated cylinder, overflow can, ruler**Surface area**• Sum of the area of all the sides of an object • Equation: 2(Length)(Height) + 2(Width)(Height) + 2(Length)(Width) • Units: cm2 • Equipment: ruler**Mass**• The measure of the amount of matter in an object • Units: kilograms, grams, milligrams • Equipment: electronic balance**Weight**• The measure of the force of gravity on an object • Units: Newtons • Equipment: spring scale**Density**• A measure of how tightly packed the particles are in an object • Equation: mass/volume • Units: kg/L or g/mL or g/cm3 • Equipment: balance & graduated cylinder or ruler**Temperature**• The average measurement of the speed of the molecules in an object • Units: ⁰ Celcius • Equipment: thermometer

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