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Mr. King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Mix Nuggets

A mnemonic device to help remember the metric prefixes in order.

  • Mr.  (mega-)
  • King (kilo-)
  • Henry (hecto-)
  • Died (deka-)
  • By (base unit-)
  • Drinking (deci-)
  • Chocolate (centi-)
  • Milk (milli-)
  • Mix (micro)
  • Nuggets (nano)

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milli-

SI prefix meaning 0.001

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The greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew" like a cat might say)

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SI prefix meaning 0.01

centi-

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A beaker contains 0.32 L of water. What is the volume of this water in milliliters?

320 mL

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What is the definition of a derived unit?

A mathematical combination of two or more units.

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Mix

micro (x 10e-6) (_)

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Correct symbol for the SI unit of temperature

K (kelvin)

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kilo-

SI prefix meaning 1,000

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SI system is based upon multiples of

10

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A cubic centimeter is also known as either a cc or a ___________.

milliliter

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mass

amount of material in an object

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Arrange in order from smallest to largest. (cm, km, m, mm, nm

nm, mm, cm, m, km

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cubic centimeter

derived unit of volume

(its a cube with 1 cm sides)

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SI prefix meaning 1,000

kilo-

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A measurement standard is defined as ____.

the exact quantity people agree to use for comparison

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derived unit of volume

cubic centimeter

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By

______(x 10e0) (no prefix because this is the base unit like grams, meters, liters, etc)

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Mega

SI prefix meaning one million of (x 10e6)

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nano

SI prefix meaning one billionth of (x 10e-9)

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How many meters are there in 1,865 cm?

18.65

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Mr.

mega (x 10e6) (M)

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prefix kilo-

1,000

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Temperature of absolute zero in Fahrenheit

negative 459.4 (don't memorize this, just know that it is really, really cold)

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The amount of material in an object

mass

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SI symbol for deciliter

dL

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Temperature of absolute zero in kelvin

0 degrees Kelvin

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Died

deka unit (x 10e1) (dk)

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King

kilo (x 10e3) ( k)

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SI unit that is used to measure time

second

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"IM DR" is a mnemonic device to help remember

(Independent variable = Manipulated variable) and (Dependent variable = Responding Variable)

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Drinking

deci (x 10e-1) (d)

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Amount of space occupied by an object

volume

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SI unit of length

meter

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Define a "standard" as it is used in the term standard measurement.

An exact quantity that people agree to use for comparison

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mass per unit volume

density

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The SI unit that is used to measure time is the ____.

second

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Any SI unit can be converted to any other SI unit by multiplying by the appropriate ___________ _____________.

conversion factor

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SI prefix meaning 0.001

milli-

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The prefix milli- means ____.

0.001

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Why is the unit for speed, m/s, a derived unit?

It is a mathematical combination of two or more units. (meters divided by seconds)

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"aka" means

also known as

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(Laws/Theories) are big usually developed by many scientists working over years or decades.

Theories

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micro

SI prefix meaning one millionth of (x 10e-6)

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prefix milli-

0.001

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SI unit of time

second

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Graphs are visual representations of data that help scientists to detect _________ in the data.

patterns

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SI

worldwide system of measurement (Systeme International d'unites)

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dependent variable is aka

responding variable (IM DR)

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Milk

milli (x 10e-3) (m)

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Henry

hecto (x 10e2) (h)

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Why is a cubic centimeter a derived unit?

It_s a mathematical combination of two or more units. (cm x cm x cm)

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kilogram

SI unit of mass

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measurement standard

exact quantity people agree to use for comparison

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meter

SI unit of length

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The prefix kilo- means ____.

1,000

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A standard for comparison that helps to ensure that the experimental result is caused by the condition being tested

A Control

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Accuracy

How close a measurement is to the true value or even the accepted value.

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second

SI unit of time

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Chocolate

centi (x 10e-2) (c )

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worldwide system of measurement

SI

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One benefit of the SI system is that it is ____.

based on multiples of ten

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Abbreviation for the International System of Units

SI

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"also known as" is often abbreiviated as:

aka

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SI unit of temperature

kelvin

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A box is 25 cm long, 6 cm wide, and 4 cm high. How many cubic centimeters of water can it hold?

600

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independent variable is aka

manipulated variable (IM DR)

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SI symbol for dekameter

dam

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centi-

SI prefix meaning 0.01

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Mnemonic device for remembering SI prefixes

Mr. King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Mix Nuggets

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Mr. King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Mix Nuggets

A mnemonic device to help remember the metric prefixes in order.

  • Mr.  (mega-)
  • King (kilo-)
  • Henry (hecto-)
  • Died (deka-)
  • By (base unit-)
  • Drinking (deci-)
  • Chocolate (centi-)
  • Milk (milli-)
  • Mix (micro)
  • Nuggets (nano)

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kelvin

SI unit of temperature

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Why is it so important for industrial countries to have a standard of measurement?

Measurements can be compared to each other.

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Nuggets

(x 10e-9)

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Hanging Indent

A formatting style Mr. Bixel likes us to use on our labs.

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SI unit of mass

kilogram

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nano

SI prefix meaning one billionth of (x 10e-9)

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The correct symbol for the SI unit of temperature is ____.

K

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Temperature of absolute zero in Celsius

negative 273 degrees celsius

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"cc" stands for _________

cubic centimeter

(1 cubic centimeter is equal to 1 ml)

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1 mL is defined as _____________

a cube 1 cm on each side.

(this is 1 cubic centimeter)

or

(1 cc)

or

(1 cm3)

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metric base unit for mass

gram

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metric base unit for volume

liter

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metric base unit for length

meter

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Hanging Indent

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Mr. King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Mix Nuggets

A mnemonic device to help remember the metric prefixes in order.

  • Mr.  (mega-)
  • King (kilo-)
  • Henry (hecto-)
  • Died (deka-)
  • By (base unit-)
  • Drinking (deci-)
  • Chocolate (centi-)
  • Milk (milli-)
  • Mix (micro)
  • Nuggets (nano)