Measurement


Metric vs Imperial

There are two different measurement systems used: Metric and Imperial



Length

Length is used to measure Distance
Length is the distance between two points.


mm - millimetres
cm - centimetres
m - metres
km - kilometres



Mass

Mass is used to measure Weight
Mass is the amount of matter in an object
Weight is the force exerted on an object by gravity. On Earth mass is equal to weight.


mg - milligrams
g - grams
kg - kilograms
t - tonne



Volume

Volume is used to measure Capacity
Volume is the amount of space that an object takes up.


ml - milliltre
cl - centilitre
l - litre



Time

units




Temperature




Density






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