Ch 13: Measurement Concepts & Application

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This short chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the concepts and applications of measurement. Explore engaging lessons and take multiple-choice quizzes to improve your understanding of this subject as you study for an upcoming test.

Measurement Concepts & Application - Chapter Summary

Ensure you comprehend the applications and concepts of measurement by reviewing this chapter's entertaining lessons. Closely examine the metric system, scientific measurement instruments and standard units of measurement. Also, study how to perform unit conversions, take measurements and interpret scale drawings. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List types and uses of scientific measurement instruments
  • Describe standard units of measurement for capacity, time, length and weight
  • Take measurements with meters, scales and gauges
  • Perform basic operations with measurements
  • Discuss units and conversion in the metric system
  • Convert units in the metric system and standard units of measure
  • Complete distance, time and average speed practice problems

Feel free to review any lessons in this chapter, navigate them in your sequence of choice and visit them as often as you'd like. Around-the-clock access to these lessons enables you to study measurement concepts and application whenever your schedule permits. Get answers to any lesson topic questions you have by submitting them to our experts via the Dashboard. When ready, find out how much you understand by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Measurement Concepts & Application
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Scientific Measurement Instruments: Types & Uses

1. Scientific Measurement Instruments: Types & Uses

There are many valuable measuring devices in science. This lesson will highlight how to use three such precision instruments: Vernier calipers, screw gauges, and physical balances.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

2. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

3. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

In the real world, we take measurements all the time. Measurements are taken when you drive and when you weigh yourself, for example. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take measurements of things that are important.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

4. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

5. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

6. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

The United States uses pounds, miles, and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

7. How to Convert Units in the Metric System

If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

8. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

9. Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what distance is, explain how it relates to change in position, and calculate the average speed in various situations. A short quiz will follow.

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