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Oceanography Metric Notes Name Kurbel ______________ Why is the metric system important? -M measure anything -E everyone uses it -T time honored -R range measured events -I intricate accuracy -C conversion are easy Qualitative Measurement – Describing things in non-numerical Ex. Sarah is taller than Antoine Quantitative Measurement – Describing things with numbers Ex. Sarah is 8.5 centimeters taller than Antoine Fundamental Measurements What To Measure Unit Used Tool Used
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Length (distance) Meter Meter Stick Mass Gram Triple Beam Balance Weight Newton Spring Scale Temperature C Thermometer Time Second Stop Watch Liquid Volume Liter Beaker, Flask, Graduated Cylinder Derived Measurements Area = Length x Width = meters Volume = Length x Width x Height = meters Volume by Displacement The volume of an object is equal to the amount of
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water that is displaced when that object is put in water that is displaced when that object is put in water.
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