Elements of the SI: Base & Derived Units


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Which of the following is an example of a unit?

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1. In the SI units, what makes the base units special?

2. What do we call an SI unit that is created by combining base units using algebra?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be assessed on things like your ability to distinguish between units and dimensions, as well as your knowledge of base units and derived units.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials will test you on:

  • Purpose of SI units
  • What 'SI units' is short for
  • Importance of base units
  • Examples of units
  • The combination of base units using algebra

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on elements of the International System of Units
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about units of measurement in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding measurement
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as derived and base units

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the International System of Units? Check out the accompanying lesson titled Elements of the SI: Base & Derived Units. It covers things like:

  • Dimension
  • Units
  • The seven base units
  • Derived units