SI - Units of Measure
The Metric System makes use of a standardized set of Standard International Units (SI) to measure physical properties such as length, area, volume, and time. This system will allow you to begin creating a map of the Natural World using mathematics as your language.
Here is a table of standard units that scientists use to describe the Natural World throughout the physical sciences:
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These units form the basis for mapping out the Natural World in a predictable, consistent manner. While each of these units can be used by themselves, they are often combined with one another to measure other aspects of Nature.
|Combining Units I:|
Compound units (my language) can even be further combined to develop additional ways to describe phenomena found in Nature.
|Combining Units II:|
Even before you learn formal definitions for speed, velocity, and acceleration, the units will provide clues to the physical properties that you are measuring. The metric system uses a standard set of prefixes to make it easier to measure magnitudes that are either very large or very small.