Why Do Scientists Need a Common System of Measurement?


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The shared system of measurement used in science is called what?

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1. What is the SI unit used for measuring mass?

2. What do we call it when a scientist repeats an experiment another scientist did so that they can compare results?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See if you fully understand how scientists measure things with this quiz and worksheet. Questions will focus on specific units.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll test yourself and your understanding of:

  • What the shared system of scientific measurement is called
  • The unit used to measure mass
  • A unit for measuring time is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the unit to measure length in this system
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately recognize main phrases from their descriptions, such as what the shared system of measurement used in science is called
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the repetition of experiments for comparison

Additional Learning

If you're still curious about this type of measurement, read the lesson titled Why Do Scientists Need a Common System of Measurement? You can learn more about topics like:

  • What makes a unified system of measurement so important in science
  • How electric current is measured using this system
  • What this system is originally based on