Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types

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What is the standard unit of length?

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1. About how much is one liter?

2. Why are standard units important in the biology lab?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different measurement systems you can use to analyze objects in a laboratory, and this test/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the metric system. Some vocabulary terms you'll be assessed on include standard units, meter, liter, and kilogram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During this test, you'll be assessed on the definitions of:

  • Meter
  • Liter
  • Kilogram
  • Standard Units

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help students test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve problems involving the conversion of many different measurement units into a standard set of units called the metric system
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terminology of the metric system, such as meter, liter, and kilogram
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how to calculate the mass of an object versus the weight of an object
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the metric system as the standard set of units used in laboratory measurements

Additional Learning

To learn more about the metric system, review the accompanying lesson called Understanding Laboratory Measurements: Units & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define metric system and find examples of non-metric system measurements
  • Identify examples of why the metric system is important for measuring laboratory data
  • Know standard units of measurement
  • Understand formulas used to convert non-standard measurements to the metric system
  • Relate the problem of rounding numbers during conversion to the metric system
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