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**Why do you think scientists use the metric system?**

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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

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**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)

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**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)

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**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)

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**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)

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**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

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K H D u d c m

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**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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