Measurement standards play a vital role in linking the results from the measurements that are made every day to the definitions of the measurement units. They fall into the categories of weight, area, volume, length and even temperature. The grand importance measurements play in our lives is often not appreciated.Weuse different forms of measurement throughout our daily lives, at home, at work, and in other day to day activities. For example, when brewing a pot of coffee in the morning, both the water and the coffee grounds must be measured to create a cup (or two) to start off the day. On the drive to work, or school, we also must consider the time of day and associated traffic, the distance to travel, and the amount of gas in the tank of the car. Reflect on your daily life and think about the various ways in which you use measurement.