Aim We will begin to understand the nature of science by
understanding the Metric System as a system of measurement. Standard 4 Science Concepts One of the strongest results of a science experiement is the possiblility of having a result or answer to your question that people can learn from all over the world. The problem is that people in the United States use a type of measure that is not understood everywhere else in the world. As a result, US Scientists have decided to publish all scientific results in the metric system. 09 It is actually easier than our system in that it deals with everything either divided by or multiplied by 10 for example in the US we do not say 1 yard is 1/1000 of a mile it is not, it is much less, but in metric we know that 1 meter is 1/1000 of a kilometer and 1 centimeter is 1/100 of a meter. 183 centimeters 1 meter and 83 centimeters......1.83 meters cm (centimeters) 100 centimeters in 1 meter If I ask you to measure something that is 324 centimeters long 3 meters & 24 centimeters or 3.24 meters 143 centimeters 1.43 meters 1.6 meters 1.51 meters Using the metric system we use the following units length meters in science (centimeters) mass grams for large things (Kilograms) Volume (liquid) liters in sci (milli liters) temp  Celsius light Kelvin Volume is how much stuff we find inside of something it is all the sides multiplied by eachother so it is length * width * height the answer will be in length, but we want liters so.... a cube that is 10cm on each side is 10cm*10cm*10cm= 1000cm3 or 1000 cubic centimeters 1000cc's = 1000ml which is how we measure volume In science we use centimeters for length, grams for mass and milli liters for volume. DO NOT EVER USE INCHES WHEN WE ARE MEASURING SOMETHING
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