# Copy of Oceanography Metric Notes

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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
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
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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