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Metric Test Review Sheet


Complete the table writing the prefixes from largest to smallest.

























Convert the following numbers:

1)              54.7 mL      = _0.0547___L              6)      19.01 cm    = __0.1901__m

2)              1000 kg      = _1000000_g                7)      0.29 km      = __2900___dm

3)              1.70 mm     = _0.17___cm                8)      58 m           = __5800__cm

4)               21 mm       = _0.021____ m            9)      721 cg         = ___7210mg

5)              4.07 L         = _4070_____mL




Compare the following values using >, <, or =


1)     13 g       >   310 cg                   2)      21 hm       =    2100 m   3)      39 m      <    4 km


4)     6000 g      >     6001 dg 5)      56 L      >      560 mL     6) 160 cm     =     16 mm




Define Length: ____Distance between two points_______

Best instruments for measuring length: ____Ruler,   Meter stick________

Write the units for length using the prefixes. List the units from largest to smallest.

Kilometer   meter    centimeter    millimeter



Which of these is the basic unit for length?

A)   L            C) mL

B)    m                   D) g



1. Find the length in cm of line C __2.7 cm_________

2. Find the length in mm of line B___5 mm_______

3. Find the length in cm of line A ____5.5 cm_________

4. Find the length in  mm of line C____28 mm________


What is the formula for area? ___L * W_________

Find the area of the figure to the left __15 cm2______



Define Temperature: ____Amount of heat in an object________

What temperature scale is metric? __Celsius_____________

What temperature scale has absolute zero? ____Kelvin_____________

Tools to measure temperature: ____Thermometer___________________

What is the Celsius scale? _____0 – 100 ºC___________________________

The freezing point of water in oC: ___0 ºC____ The boiling point: ___100 ºC_____

How do you convert Celsius to Kelvins?  Kelvins to Celsius? Write the equations . Equations:    C – K (+273)        k – C (-273)

Convert the following temperatures:

1)     300 K          = ___27 ______ oC                  2) 100 oC =____373___________ K

3)     27 oC                    = ___300_______ K      4) 23 K = _____-250___________ oC

5)     546 K          = ___273_______ oC     6) 14 oC = _____287___________ K

7)     200 oC         = ___473_______ K      8) 600 K = _____327___________ oC

Write the correct temperatures in oC  for the thermometers below:



_____-1 ºC_______              ____93 ºC_____         ____34 ºC______       ____54.6 ºC_____





Define volume: _____Amount of space an object takes up_________________________

Base unit for measuring liquid volume: _____Liter___________________

Place the units used for measuring volume in order of largest to smallest :

mL, L, cm3, kL

Write three ways to measure volume, the tool used to measure the volume, and the units for each.

           Irregular shaped solid:  Water Displacement (explained)     cm3         graduated cylinder


           Regular shaped solid:     L*W*H         cm3          ruler


           Liquid:    graduated cylinder (meniscus)          mL


A marble is placed in a graduated cylinder with water. The final volume of the water and marble is 70 mL. What is the volume of the marble if the graduated cylinder started with 62 mL of water?

____________8 cm3____________________________________________________




Volume of circle:            ____1.6/1.7cm3              Volume of cube: ___1456 cm3__





Write the volume of each below:


___56 mL____              _____76 mL__     ____16.5 mL____ ____5.3 mL___



Define Mass: ______Amount of matter in an object_____________

Base unit for mass: ______Gram___________________

Common instrument for measuring mass: ___Triple beam balance____

Order the following units from largest to smallest:

g, kg, mg



Write the correct mass of the triple beam balance shown above.

____90.9 g____________________




Define density: ___Mass of an object per unit volume________

Write the formula for density: __D = M/V______________________________

Write two units for density : __g/cm3____________   ___g/mL______________

Scientific instruments used to find an object’s density :__________________________

Explain why an object floats in water. Explain why an object sinks in water.


Object density greater than 1 g/mL will sink

Object density less than 1 g/mL will float


  1. Find the mass of the object using a triple beam balance and measure it in grams
  2. Find the volume of the object using the equation (L x W x H).  Measure these in cm
  3. Use the following formula to calculate the density of the object:
    1. D = M/V
    2. Units should be in g/cm3

Using the picture below of the cube, write the steps in order of how to find the cube’s density when performing a lab exercise.







Find the density of the cube with the given information.

                                     5 cm                               Mass : 23 g

            5 cm


         5 cm                                                  density : ____0.184 g/cm3_____




Convert the following:

1)    160 cm = ___________mm

2)    14 km = ____________m

3)    400 mL = ____________L


Two irregular objects were placed into a graduated cylinder. When the first object was added the total volume was 18 mL. After a second object was added to the same beaker the total volume was 24 mL. If the original volume of the water was 10 mL, what are the volumes of each individual object?

Object 1: _________________________             Object 2: _________________________________


Explain why the Dead Sea might be a good place to swim. Also explain why the Dead Sea is so dense.


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