# Why do you think scientists use the metric system?

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Why do you think scientists use the metric system?

The Metric System An internationally agreed upon system, based on the number 10 Officially called the SI system, built on a foundation of 7 "base units". What it is

The Metric System What it is The 4 base units we’ll use
An internationally agreed upon system, based on the number 10 Officially called the SI system, built on a foundation of 7 "base units". Mass - gram (g)

The Metric System What it is The 4 base units we’ll use
An internationally agreed upon system, based on the number 10 Officially called the SI system, built on a foundation of 7 "base units". Mass - gram (g) Volume - Liter (L)

The Metric System What it is The 4 base units we’ll use
An internationally agreed upon system, based on the number 10 Officially called the SI system, built on a foundation of 7 "base units". Mass - gram (g) Volume - Liter (L) Distance - meter (m)

The Metric System What it is The 4 base units we’ll use
An internationally agreed upon system, based on the number 10 Officially called the SI system, built on a foundation of 7 "base units". Mass - gram (g) Volume - Liter (L) Distance - meter (m) Time - second (s)

The Metric System prefixes
We attach prefixes – a group of letters – in front of each metric unit to tell us how much bigger or smaller we want it. prefix letter size mega M 1,000,000 kilo K ,000 hecto H deka dk “unit” deci d centi c milli m micro μ

K H D u d c m

Metric Conversion practice
1.  1000 cl = _______ L   120 mm = _______ cm 3.  1200 cl = _______ L 4.  2 cm = _______ mm   11000 L = _______ kl 6.  10 cl = _______ml 7.  12000 m = _______ km   8 g = _______ cg 9.  80 ml = _______ cl 10.  3 L = _______ cl   2000 L = _______ kl 12.  5 cm = ______ mm 13.  900 cm = _______ m   11 cg = _______ μg 15.  900 m = ____ km 16.  7000 ml = _______ L   5 kg = _______ g 18.  60 mm = _____ cm 19.  1 kg = _______ g   4000 ml = _______ L 21.  1 cl = _______ ml 22.  1100 L = _______h L    g = _____ Mg 24.  20000 μl = _____ L 25.  7000 L = _______ kl   70 ml = _______ cl 27.  5 g = _______ cg 28.  9 cl = _______ ml   1 g = _______ cg 30.  8 kg = _______ g

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