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vocabulary for the metric system

vocabulary for the metric system

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  • 1. Metric system of measurement
  • 2. length
    Centimeters (cm)
    Decimeter (dm)= 10 cm
    Meter (m) =10 dm=100 cm
    Kilometer (km) = 1000 meters
  • 3. Capacity/Volume
    Milliliter (mL)
    Liter (L)
    1000 mL = L
  • 4. Mass (a little like weight)
    Measured in grams (g)
    1000 g = 1 kilogram (kg)
    To go from kg to grams add 3 zeros
    To go from g to kg drop 3 zeros
  • 5. Temperature Degrees celcius
    100 degrees = water boils
    37 degrees = body temperature
    30 degrees = hot day
    20 degrees = room temperature
    0 degrees = water freezes
    -10 degrees = cold day