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2.3: The SI System of Measurement

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • explain the difference between mass and weight.
  • identify SI units of mass, distance (length), volume, temperature, and time.
  • define derived unit.
  • describe absolute zero.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
The SI System of Measurement 2.5 4e, 4f

Activities for Lesson 3

Laboratory Activities

  • Thermometer Calibration


  • Absolute Temperature Determination


  • None

Extra Readings

  • What is Kelvin Temperature

Answers for The SI System of Measurement (L3) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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