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6th grade - notes on length, volume, and mass

Robert Kappus

on 20 February 2012

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Measurements length Mass volume Length - the distance between two points Units of length Primary unit of measurement is the meter(m) 100 centimeters(cm) = 1 meter 10 millimeters(mm) = 1 centimeter 1000 meters = 1 kilometer(km) Mass - the amount of "matter" in an object commonly associated with weight Primary unit of measurement is the gram (g) 1000 milligrams (mg) = 1 gram 1000 grams = 1 kilogram(kg) Volume - the amount of space, measured in cubic cm, that an object or substance occupies Common unit of measurement is the cubic cm (cm ) To find the volume of an object you can use two different methods cubes - measure each side, then multiply the length, width, & height (l x w x h). irregular shapes - drop in a graduated cylinder and measure the displaced water. Then convert to cubic cm. 1mL = 1cm 3 3 6 x 10 miles 18 1/100 of a mm 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles 1.31708565 × 10 pounds 25 OR 5.9742 × 10 kilograms or
5.0742 yottameters (Ym) 24 1/10 of a gram 1.3 x 10 km
or 1.3 cubic giggameters (Gm) 9 3 Mouse = 1cm
Human = 2-4,000cm 3 3 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 km
or 1 zettameter (Zm) 1x10 km 21
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