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The first standardized system of measurement, based on the decimal called the "metric" system. As of 2005, only three countries, the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar, have not changed over to the metric system. The official modern name of the metric system is the International System of Units or abbreviated SI.
Almost all other countries are using the metric system Other countries’ companies are refusing to buy products from the U.S. if not labeled in metric units Scientists need a universal way to communicate data (SI Units)
When you think of a millimeter (mm) think of: The thickness of a dime. When you think of a centimeter (cm) think of: The width of your pinky.
When you think of a meter (m) think of: The height of the doorknob. When you think of a kilometer (km) think of: A little more than half of a mile
One side has inches The other side is the metric side. The big numbers represent centimeters The smaller lines represent millimeters. How many millimeters are in a centimeter? 10
123 4 5 ABC DEFGH ABCABC DEFDEF GHGH 0.22 cm 0.53 cm 1.00 cm 1.69 cm 2.04 cm 2.47 cm 3.30 cm 3.91 cm
123 4 5 IJKL MNOP IJKIJK LMNLMN OPOP 0.97 cm 1.38 cm 1.89 cm 2.08 cm 2.80 cm 3.57 cm 4.57 cm 5.02 cm
With the group you will be put into, use a meter stick to measure the items on your chart. Be sure to measure in meters, centimeters, and millimeters.
When you think of a liter (L) think of: About the size of a bottle of water. When you think of 5 milliliters (mL) think of: One teaspoon When you think of 2 kiloliters (kL) think of: A hot tub
When you think of a gram (g) think of: A paper clip When you think of a kilogram (kg) think of: A little more than 2 pounds.
1 m = 100 cm 1 cm = 10 mm 1 m = 1,000 mm 1 km = 1,000 m 1 g = 100 cg 1 cg = 10 mg 1 g = 1,000 mg 1 kg = 1,000 g 1 L = 100 cL 1 cL = 10 mL 1 L = 1,000 mL 1 kL = 1,000 mL
King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate Milk King: Kilo Henry: Hecto Died: Deca By: Base (m, L, g) Drinking: Deci Chocolate: Centi Milk: Milli