Name ____________________________________________________ Block __________________

 

Metric Measurement Lab

NOTE: Label all measurements!!!

Part I:  Length

1.      Measure the length of the index card in centimeters (cm) to the nearest tenth and record the measurement here _______________________, and then make the following conversions

 

a)      __________________ cm = __________________ mm

b)     __________________ cm = __________________ km

c)     __________________ cm = __________________ m

 

2.      Measure the length of the glass slide in millimeters (mm)  record the measurement here ______________________________, then make the following conversions.

 

a)      __________________ mm = __________________ cm

b)     __________________ mm = __________________ km

c)     __________________ mm = __________________ m

 

3.      Measure the length of the lab desk in meters (m) to the nearest hundred and record the measurement here ______________________________, then make the following conversions. 

           

a)      __________________ m = __________________ cm

b)     __________________ m = __________________ mm

c)     __________________ m = __________________ km

 

Part II: Mass

Measure the mass of the beaker to the nearest hundredth using the electronic balance record the measurement here ______________________________, then make the following conversions.  NOTE:  Do not forget to zero the electronic balance before you place the beaker on it.

 

a)      __________________ g = __________________ kg

b)     __________________ g = __________________ mg

c)     __________________ g = __________________ dg

 

Part III: Temperature

Measure the temperature of the beaker of water to the nearest degree and record the measurement in the blank provided. _________________________________


 

Part V:  Volume

1.      Measure the volume of the cylindrical weight using the 50 mL graduated cylinder.

A.       Fill the graduated cylinder up to exactly 25 mL.

B.       Carefully lower the cylindrical weight into the graduated cylinder. 

C.       Record the volume of the weight and the water to the nearest tenth. _______________

D.       Take the volume of weight and the water and subtract 25 mL to find the volume of the weight alone.  Record the volume of the weight in the blank _____________________

 

v Make the following conversions using the volume of the weight recorded above.

 

a)      __________________ mL = __________________ dL

b)     __________________ mL = __________________ L

c)     __________________ mL = __________________ cL

 

2.      Measure the volume of the ceramic tile using the 50 mL graduated cylinder. 

 

A.       Fill the graduated cylinder up to exactly 25 mL.

B.       Carefully lower the ceramic tile into the graduated cylinder. 

C.       Record the volume of the tile and the water to the nearest tenth. ___________________

D.       Take the volume of tile and the water and subtract 25 mL to find the volume of the tile alone.  Record the volume of the tile in the blank _________________________

 

3.      Measure the length, width and height of the ceramic tile in cm to the nearest tenth.  Record your measurements below:

            Length:  ___________________________

            Width:    ___________________________

            Height:   ___________________________

 

4.      Multiply the length X  the width X  the height to determine the volume of the ceramic tile in cm3.  Write your answer here ______________________.

 

5.      Compare the volume of the ceramic tile found in question # 2 (above) with the volume of the ceramic tile found in question #4.  How do they compare?

 

 

 

6.      What do cm3 and mL both measure?