SCB 115 Lab 1- Exercise 2 Metric System

Exercise 2 Content

Learning Objectives

After completing this lab, the students will be able to:

  • Understand how to use metric system.
  • Learn how to make metric measurement utilizing various instruments.
  • Convert between metric units of length, volume, mass and temperature.
  • Apply metric measurements in future laboratory experiments.

Lab Readings

Read the following materials before you begin the experiment.

  1. Conversion in Metric System (OneDrive)
  2. How to read a metric ruler, a graduated cylinder, a thermometer, and a triple beam balance (Texas Gateway)
  3. How to read a graduated cylinder (WISC-Online)
  4. How to read a Triple beam balance (WISC-Online)
  5. Metric System Conversion Charts
    The charts are free for educational use and are available directly from Math Salamander.


View Unit Conversion in the Metric System video below or on YouTube (, before you start the lab activity.

Unit Conversion in the Metric System


Unit Conversions Worksheet (OneDrive)