2 Basic Units of Measure Length Meter Stick Meter m Mass Balance Gram MeasurementToolUnit of measureAbbreviationLengthMeter StickMetermMassBalanceGramKilogramgkgVolumeGraduated CylinderLitermilliliterlml
3 Metric Prefixes Prefix Value Example Milli- 1/1000 Millimeter (1/1000 of a meter)Centi-1/100Centimeter(1/100 of a meter)Deci-1/10Decimeter(1/10 of a meter)Base UnitBase unitMeter, liter, gramDeca-10Decameter(10 meters)Hecto-100Hectometer(100 meters)Kilo-1000Kilogram(1000 grams)
4 Memory Tool Kilo Hecto Deca Deci Centi milli Remembering Prefixes from largest to smallest….Think of your own sentence!!KiloHectoDeca(base)DeciCentimilli1000100101/101/1001/1000KidsHaveDroppedDeadConvertingmetrics
5 ConvertingTo convert a smaller unit to a larger unit, move the decimal place to the left for each power of 10 difference between the two measurements or divide.For example: to convert from millimeter to meter move the decimal place 3 to the left because 1 meter is 103 times larger than 1 millimeter35.0 mm = mTo convert from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit of measure; multiply or move the decimal place to the right one place for each power of 10 difference between the two units of measure.0.035m = 35.0 mm
6 Conversion Practice Kilo Hecto Deka Base unit Deci Centi Milli Small to Large Practice200 mg = _______g 15 mL = _____ l 25 cm = ______ mHint: Move decimal place to the left or divideLarge to small Practice10 g = _______ mg 12km = ______ m 25 l = ______mlHint: Move decimal place to the right or multiply
7 Credits…..Created by Carole Schmidt – Haines Middle School 6th grade ScienceScience Process skills unit
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