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Jessica Figueroaon 11 December 2012
Transcript of Metric System
Quick Rule of Thumb Guide My Metric Strip Many Other Metric Measures Early human's first measurements were probably to find distances. Feet were used to measure with. This wasn't very accurate. Why?
(2 Volunteers) A meter = A yard + a bit more (1.09 yards)
A kilometer = A 1/2 mile + a bit more (0.62 miles)
A liter = A quart + a bit more (1.06 quarts)
A kilogram = 2 pounds + a bit more (2.2 pounds) Each tiny line = a millimeter
10 millimeters = 1 centimeter
10 centimeters = 1 decimeter
10 decimeters = 1 meter (length of your strip)
1,000 meters = 1 kilometer Volume:
gallons When trading began between nations, a better way of measuring was needed. Around 1670, Gabriel Mouton, mentioned a decimal system of weights and measurements. What was it called? Over the years, more and more countries adopted the Metric System...except for a few. Great Britain, Canada, and the U.S. did not for a few reasons. But what was the real problem with converting?
($$$) Around the 1960s, several countries in Europe formed what is called "The Common Market," in order to trade as a group. These countries were all on the Metric System, making trading a breeze. So, why should we know the Metric System?
(International Trade) Metric
metric tonne Temperatures:
Celsius http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/europe/04/enlarging_europe/html/eu_expansion.stm yard stick and meter strip pitcher How many kilograms do you weigh?
(multiply by 0.45)