Scale facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Scale could mean:

  • Weighing scale Weighing scale used for measurement of weight (mass or force)
  • Scale (map)
  • Scale (ratio)
    • Scale factor
  • Scalability in computing
  • Scale (zoology)
    • Zoology: Scale insect, plant parasites which resemble animal scales
  • Scale parameter, probability and statistics
  • Logarithmic scale, mathematics
  • Order of magnitude
  • Architect's scale — (or draughtsman's scale) is a ruler-like device, which facilitates the production of technical drawings.
  • Engineer's scale
  • Zadok scale cereal development
  • Screen Actors Guild wage standards
  • Scale or Balance (In Urdu: Mizan or ميزان) is a comprehensive treatise on the contents of Islam written by Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, a Pakistani Sunni Islamic scholar.


Scale (education): scale of enrollment

Chemistry and physics


  • Allred-Rochow scale
  • Mulliken scale
  • Pauling scale


  • Hounsfield scale

Relative density or specific gravity


Earth science


  • Scale (economics)
  • Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, returns to scale


  • Scale (music)
  • Scale (string instruments)
  • Scale, an album by electronic artist Matthew Herbert

Scale models

Social science

  • Kinsey scale, sexual orientation (Klein scale is more detailed but not yet as well known)
  • Likert scale, questionnaire format
  • Phrase completion scales, questionnaire format


  • The Goldberg scale measures mania and depression.
  • The Liebowitz social anxiety scale measures the severity of social anxiety disorder.
  • The Medvedev-Sponheuer-Karnik scale and the Mercalli scale measure the intensity of earthquakes.
  • The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals.
  • The Richter scale, a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes.
  • The Scoville Scale measures the hotness of peppers.

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