Measurement

Student Name:

I. Length Measurement

EXERCISE 1 – Measuring length using the meter

A dime and a meter stick have been used to determine the following:

How thick is one dime? 1 mm How thick would a stack of ten dimes be?

10

mm

How thick would a stack of one hundred dimes be?

100

mm

How thick would a stack of one thousand dimes be?

1,000

mm

Determine the height of each of the following stacks of dimes in metric units.

10 dimes =

10

millimeters (mm)

10 dimes =

1

centimeters (cm)

10 dimes = .1 decimeters (dm)

10 dimes = .01 meters (m)

EXERCISE 2 – Measuring length

Measure the length of the following objects using the most appropriate units. Record your measurements. Convert this unit into the other units in the table.

Paper Clip

Leaf

Tree Branch

Your Height millimeter 45

34

63

1,625.6

centimeter

4.5

3.4

6.3

162.56 decimeter .45

.34

.63

16.256

meter

.045

.034

.063

1.6256

II. Metric Units

A. Size Comparison of Metric Units

B. Conversion of Metric Units

EXERCISE 3 – Metric conversions

Nothing to record

EXERCISE 4 – Measure distances and convert metric units

Measure the distances between letters on the line in millimeters and then convert to the other units listed.

mm cm dm m AB

17

1.7

.17

.017

AC

36

3.6

.36

.036

AD

58

5.8

.58

.058

AE

64

6.4

.64

.064

Convert 10 kilometers to meters. 10,000 m

Convert 2.626 meters to centimeters 262.6 cm

Convert 200 millimeters to centimeters. 20 cm

Convert 2.5 centimeters to meters. .025 m

III. Volume Measurement

EXERCISE 5 – Measuring volume

The process has been repeated using three solid objects. Record the measurements.

Object

Initial Volume

Final Volume

Object Volume

Key

20 ml

21 ml

1 ml

Bolt

20 ml

25 ml

5 ml

Stone

20 ml

23 ml

3 ml

EXERCISE 6 – Use of the pipette

Observe the markings at the top of a