# Measuring Liquid Using a Graduated Cylinder ```Today’s Learning Goal:
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What is the basic unit for measuring
liquids?
The liter
There are 3 larger units and 3 smaller
units, what are there prefixes?
Kilo-, hecto-, deca-, and deci-, centi-, and
milliKing Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate
Milk
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Volume- The amount of
space matter takes up.
and unmarked lines on
 Meniscus-The bottom
of the U-shaped curve
of a liquid in a
meniscus
When finding the volume, bend down so
the graduated cylinder is at eye level.
the curve.
Get down at eye level to read meniscus
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400
300
200
100
To find the volume in a graduated
cylinder you need to know three
important pieces of information:
You must determine (1)how the
scale is increasing with each
measure from, (3)and what metric
unit to use for the measurement.
• Scale increases by 10ml
• Measure from the meniscus at eye
level
• Use the metric unit, ml
500
400
Never measure from the
top of the meniscus
300
200
100
Measure from here, The
bottom of the meniscus is
the standard point of
measurement.
500
400
300
200
100
What do each of the graduates
represent? How do you know?
10 mL
How much water is in this graduated
cylinder?
350 mL
50
40
30
20
10
What are each of the graduates equal
to? How do you know?
1 mL
How much liquid is in this
47 mL
5
4
3
2
1
What are each of the graduates equal
to? How do you know?
0.1 mL
How much liquid is in this
1.3 mL
25
20
15
10
5
What are each of the graduates equal
to? How do you know?
0.5 mL
How much liquid is in this
16.5 mL
10
8
6
4
2
What are each of the graduates equal
to? How do you know?
0.2 mL
How much liquid is in this
8.4 mL
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4000
3000
2000
1000
What are each of the graduates equal
to? How do you know?
100 mL
How much liquid is in this
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
What are each of the markings equal
to?
50 mL
How much liquid is in this
1350 mL
What is
this
18.0 mL
What is
this
36.5 mL
What is
this