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Measuring length

A metre stick or ruler measures straight lines

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Opisometer

An opisometer can be used to measure short curved lines for example a road or a river on a map

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Trundle wheel

Used to measure long curved lengths for example around a flower bed

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Vernier callipers

To find the diameter or width of a solid object for example marble or Piece of piping

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Measuring area

Area is how much space something covers

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Mass

Mass is the amount of matter in an object
It is measured in the lab using an electronic balance

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Measuring volume

Volume tells you how much space something takes up

Volume equals length by width by height

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Volume of an irregular shaped object

A stone or a potato does not have straight edges , it is irregular

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Float

An object will float in a liquid if it is less dense than the liquid

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Sink

An object will sink if it is more dense than the liquid

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Ice

Ice will float on water as it is less dense than water

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Speed

The distance travelled for using time

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Velocity

Velocity of an object is the distance it travels per unit time in a given direction

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Acceleration

Acceleration is measured in metre per second per second (m/s/s) or metre per second squared

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Acceleration

The change in velocity per second is known as the acceleration of a body

Can be written as Ms-2 or m/s2



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