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Metric system


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Metric system

  1. 1. Metric System (it’s easier than you think!)
  2. 2. Easier Because: It’s based on 10’s It’s based on universally found items Ex: One milliliter is equal to one gram of water
  3. 3. Basic Units (and abbreviations) Mass: gram (g) (the amount of matter in something) Distance: meter (m) (the length between two points) Volume: Liter (L) (the amount of space something takes up) Time: second (s) (how long an event takes to happen) Temperature: degrees Celsius (°C) (the average speed of the molecules in something)
  4. 4. Prefixes These are the words that come before the basic units They show how much there is Example kiloliter would be abbreviated to kL Kilo (or k) means 1000 So, you have how many liters in one kiloliter?
  5. 5. The ladder method Used to convert among prefixes: Kilo (K) (King) Hecto (H) (Henry) Deca (da) (Died) Basic Unit (by) Deci (d) (Drinking) Centi (c) (chocolate Milli (m) (Milk)
  6. 6. Try these examples: 100Kg= ____g 45 m= ____cm 45 cm= ____m 39.67 ms=___ s What is bigger: 1000 meters or 1 Kilometer? What is bigger: 55,000 liters or 56,000,000 milliliters?