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Copy of The Metric System
Transcript of Copy of The Metric System
Who uses it anyway?
The Base Units...
Definition: distance from point to another
Unit: meter m
Tool: metric ruler
Definition: amount of matter an object is made of
Unit: Gram g
(double pan, triple beam, digital)
Definition: the space that matter (an object) takes up
Unit: Liter L
Tool: Graduated Cylinder
Definition: a measure of the average kinetic energy of
the particles in an object
Unit: Degrees Celcius C
Definition: the gravitational pull
of an object.
Unit: Newton N
Tool: Spring Scale
Almost The Whole World!
Every Country Except:
k h da base unit d c m
kilo hetco deca (meter,liter,gram) deci centi milli
kilometer hectometer decameter meter decimeter centimeter millimeter
km hm dam m dm cm mm
kilogram hectogram decagram gram decigram centigram milligram
kg hg dag g dg cg mg
kiloliter hectoliter decaliter liter deciliter centiliter milliliter
kL hL daL L dL cL mL
Changing Metric Units
To go from one unit of measurement to another unit simply:
move the decimal to the left or the right the necessary number of spaces
convert 125 cm to m
1. write the metric units
2. put your finger on the starting unit
3. slide your finger along the line to the desired unit, counting how many spaces you moved
4. move the decimal the number of spaces you counted in the direction you slid your finger (left/right)
km hm dam m dm cm mm
125 cm = 1.25 m
The Magic of the Metric System
1 cm3 = 1 mL = 1 g
When using the metric system one can easily
go from units measuring mass or volume.