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Review and reinforce

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Basic Units of Measure MeasurementToolUnit of measureAbbreviation LengthMeter StickMeterm MassBalanceGram Kilogram g kg VolumeGraduated Cylinder Liter milliliter l ml

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Metric Prefixes PrefixValueExample Milli-1/1000Millimeter (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, gram Deca-10Decameter (10 meters) Hecto-100Hectometer (100 meters) Kilo-1000Kilogram (1000 grams)

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Memory Tool KiloHectoDeca (base) DeciCentimilli 1000100101/101/1001/1000 KidsHaveDroppedDeadConvertingmetrics Remembering Prefixes from largest to smallest…. Think of your own sentence!!

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Converting To 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 10 3 times larger than 1 millimeter 35.0 mm = 0.035 m To 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

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Conversion Practice KiloHectoDekaBase unit DeciCentiMilli Small to Large Practice 200 mg = _______g15 mL = _____ l25 cm = ______ m Large to small Practice 10 g = _______ mg12km = ______ m 25 l = ______ml Hint: Move decimal place to the left or divide Hint: Move decimal place to the right or multiply

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Credits….. Created by Carole Schmidt – Haines Middle School 6 th grade Science Science Process skills unit

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