The diagram shows an enlarged drawing of the end of a metre rule. It is being used to measure
the length of a small feather.
A ruler and a measuring cylinder containing some water are available.
Which apparatus is needed?
A measuring cylinder is used to measure the volume of a quantity of water.
Which measuring technique would not improve the accuracy of the measurement?
What is the diameter of one sphere?
A cook wants to prepare some food to be cooked by 1.15 p.m. He uses an oven with an
automatic timer that can be set to switch on and off at certain times. The oven needs to be
switched on for 2 hours 10 minutes.
At which time does the oven need to switch on?
Which quantity is this instrument used to measure?
Which option contains only apparatus that could be used to determine the volume of a small
block of unknown material?
What is the volume of the stone?
A student uses a measuring cylinder to measure the volume of a quantity of water.
Which action would make her result less accurate?
A student uses a measuring cylinder to measure the volume of some water. The diagram shows
part of the measuring cylinder. The top and bottom of the meniscus are labelled.
A student wishes to measure accurately the volume of approximately 40 cm3 of water. She has
two measuring cylinders, a larger one that can hold 100 cm3, and a smaller one that can hold
50 cm3. The water forms a meniscus where it touches the glass.
What is the length of the nail?
Which instrument is used to compare the masses of objects?
Diagram 1 shows a measuring cylinder containing water.
Five identical steel balls are now lowered into the measuring cylinder. Diagram 2 shows the new
water level in the cylinder.
A stopwatch is used to time a runner in a race. The diagrams show the stopwatch at the start and
at the end of a lap of the race.
How many more identical cubes can be added to the cylinder, without causing the water to
overflow? Do not include the cube already in the cylinder.
The student writes down the length as 94.8 cm.
Which statement is correct?
What is the circumference (distance all round) of the can?
The diameter of a copper wire is thought to be approximately 0.3 mm.
Which instrument should be used to obtain a more accurate measurement of the diameter of the
Which measurement can be made using a micrometer screw gauge?