Metric System
Objectives: Students will be
able to:

1. Take notes on SI units and
measurement devices for the
parts of th...
Metric System Notes
History of Measurement
1. The Metric System is also
called…
International System of Units
SI System
Metric System

2. The Metric system is based ...
Metric Unit

1.

2.

3.

4.

Abbreviation

What does it measure

Equipment used
Metric Unit

Abbreviation

What does it measure

Equipment used

1. Meters -

m

Length – distance from one
area to anothe...
How long is a meter?
*Here are 2 reference points
• 1 meter is
from the floor
to a door
knob!

• 1 meter is
about as long
...
Metric Unit

Abbreviation

What does it measure

Equipment used

1. Meters -

m

Length – distance from one
area to anothe...
• How much
matter does
1 gram
have?

Eraser on a pencil

Small paper clip
SAYING MASS
IS EASY... Simply
Lose Weight!

• What is the
difference
between
mass and
weight?

Mass measures matter
and th...
Metric Unit

Abbreviation

What does it measure

Equipment used

1. Meters -

m

Length – distance from one
area to anothe...
Metric Unit

Abbreviation

What does it measure

Equipment used

4. Celsius

c

Temperature – how much
heat something has
...
Here is a rhyme to help you with
some reference points for
Celcius…
• 30 is warm, 20 is nice, 10 is cold, and 0
is ice!
• ...
The Metric System is made up of 6 prefixes.
Each prefix has a numerical value.
Prefix
Kilo

Number value
1000

Hecto

Deci...
mnemonic!!
Prefix

Number value

Symbol

To help us remember
the order

Kilo

1000

k

King

Hecto

100

h

Henry

Deca

1...
Let’s see what you know! –
pop quiz – using your notes
• 1. What is the metric unit for
temperature?
• 2. What number syst...
14 Question Quiz
• 3. What unit measures
mass in the metric system?
• 4. What unit measures
length or distance in the
metr...
14 question Quiz
6. What is the mnemonic that helps
us to remember the order of the
prefixes in the metric system
from lar...
9. What measurement tool would
you use to measure mass?
10. What is the name for the
amount of matter that is packed
into ...
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Metric System Review

  1. 1. Metric System Objectives: Students will be able to: 1. Take notes on SI units and measurement devices for the parts of the metric system 2. Students will successfully pass 10 question quiz on metric system
  2. 2. Metric System Notes
  3. 3. History of Measurement
  4. 4. 1. The Metric System is also called… International System of Units SI System Metric System 2. The Metric system is based on tens
  5. 5. Metric Unit 1. 2. 3. 4. Abbreviation What does it measure Equipment used
  6. 6. Metric Unit Abbreviation What does it measure Equipment used 1. Meters - m Length – distance from one area to another Ruler, meter stick, tape measure
  7. 7. How long is a meter? *Here are 2 reference points • 1 meter is from the floor to a door knob! • 1 meter is about as long as a baseball bat!
  8. 8. Metric Unit Abbreviation What does it measure Equipment used 1. Meters - m Length – distance from one area to another Ruler, meter stick, tape measure 2. Grams g Mass – amount of matter an object has Triple beam balance
  9. 9. • How much matter does 1 gram have? Eraser on a pencil Small paper clip
  10. 10. SAYING MASS IS EASY... Simply Lose Weight! • What is the difference between mass and weight? Mass measures matter and the amount of matter you have doesn’t depend on gravity. Weight is a measurement of gravitational pull. You weigh less at the equator because you are far away from the magnetic poles!
  11. 11. Metric Unit Abbreviation What does it measure Equipment used 1. Meters - m Length – distance from one area to another Ruler, meter stick, tape measure 2. Grams g Mass – amount of matter an object has Triple beam balance 3. Liters l Volume – amount of space in a liquid Graduated cylinder
  12. 12. Metric Unit Abbreviation What does it measure Equipment used 4. Celsius c Temperature – how much heat something has thermometer • 0 degrees is freezing • 100 degrees is boiling
  13. 13. Here is a rhyme to help you with some reference points for Celcius… • 30 is warm, 20 is nice, 10 is cold, and 0 is ice! • A hot day is about 30° Celsius. • Butter melts at 31 degrees Celcius. • • Hot Coffee is about 75 degrees Celcius
  14. 14. The Metric System is made up of 6 prefixes. Each prefix has a numerical value. Prefix Kilo Number value 1000 Hecto Deci Centi Milli k 100 h 10 Deca Basic unit Symbol da 1 m, l, g .10 or 1/10 .01 or 1/100 .001 or 1/1000 d c m To help us remember the order
  15. 15. mnemonic!! Prefix Number value Symbol To help us remember the order Kilo 1000 k King Hecto 100 h Henry Deca 10 da Died Basic unit 1 m, l, g Basically Deci .10 or 1/10 d Drinking Centi .01 c Chocolate Milli .001 or 1/1000 m milk or 1/100
  16. 16. Let’s see what you know! – pop quiz – using your notes • 1. What is the metric unit for temperature? • 2. What number system is the metric system based on?
  17. 17. 14 Question Quiz • 3. What unit measures mass in the metric system? • 4. What unit measures length or distance in the metric system? • 5. What unit measures volume or liquid in the metric system?
  18. 18. 14 question Quiz 6. What is the mnemonic that helps us to remember the order of the prefixes in the metric system from largest to smallest? 7. What measurement tool would you use to measure length or distance? 8. What measurement tool would you use to measure volume?
  19. 19. 9. What measurement tool would you use to measure mass? 10. What is the name for the amount of matter that is packed into an object?
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