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METRIC SYSTEM
(I’d like a liter of soda…can I get a liter of soda??)
METRIC SYSTEM


Used by the Scientific Community



Basic Units;
 Length

– Meter
 Volume – Liter
 Mass – Gram


Metric Staircase
k

h D base d c m

Weight - Newton
Time - Seconds
Temp – Celsius
STEPS TO USE THE STAIRCASE
(AKA. POOR KING HENRY)


King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk



1. Decide which way to convert
 Small

 Large
 Large  Small


Small  Large
 Move



decimal to LEFT

Large  Small
 Move

decimal to the RIGHT

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Easy metric

  • 1. METRIC SYSTEM (I’d like a liter of soda…can I get a liter of soda??)
  • 2. METRIC SYSTEM  Used by the Scientific Community  Basic Units;  Length – Meter  Volume – Liter  Mass – Gram  Metric Staircase k h D base d c m Weight - Newton Time - Seconds Temp – Celsius
  • 3. STEPS TO USE THE STAIRCASE (AKA. POOR KING HENRY)  King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk  1. Decide which way to convert  Small  Large  Large  Small  Small  Large  Move  decimal to LEFT Large  Small  Move decimal to the RIGHT