9th Grade Chapter 1 Lesson 3

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9th Grade Chapter 1 Lesson 3

  1. 1. 9 th Grade Chapter 1 Lesson 3 Pgs. 8-10 For Student Use Only
  2. 2. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>System of Measurement- a collection of compatiable, related units that can be used to measure quanitites as length, mass or weight, or volume. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These systems have changed and developed over time. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>Ancient Measurements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cubit- (one of the earliest measurements)- the length of a persons arm from elbow to tip of middle finger. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palm -length of palm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Span-the width of your outspread hand from tip of thumb to tip of pinky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digit- a fingers width </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foot- the length of a persons feet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Was this system accurate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, people come in all sizes </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>Standards were developed to help adjust for the different sizes in people. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard of Measurement- a specific measure to which other measures are compared to ensure uniformity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When standards are agreed upon, measurements are reasonably accurate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egyptians standardized their cubit and other measurements </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>FPS System (aka English System) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foot-Pounds-Seconds- (FPS) system is used in America today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This system was developed in Rome. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The people of the Middle Ages added other measurements. Ex. Perch=5.5 yards, acre=160 perches, yard=3 feet and 2 types of pounds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This system is used mostly in America for everyday measuring </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>The Metric System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used all over the globe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has three basic measurements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gram- unit of mass </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meter- unit of length </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liter- unit of capacity and liquid measures </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>Metric System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also includes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second- unit of time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Degree Celsius- used to measure temperature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newton- unit of force </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joule- unit of work and energy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>Metric System Prefixes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attached to name the unit and make the unit bigger or smaller (this is a base 10 measurement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Milli- 1/1000 or 10 -3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Centi- 1/100 or 10 -2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kilo- 1x1,000 or 10 3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mega- 1x1,000,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Micro- 1/1,000,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nano-1/1,000,000,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Systems of Measurement <ul><li>Although the US uses FPS system for daily measurements, our standard of measurement is the Metric System. </li></ul><ul><li>The metric system is universally accepted as the standard of measurement for scientific and technical purposes. </li></ul>

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