Download presentation

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Published byKatelyn Duncan Modified over 3 years ago

1
Metric System of Measurement Add to your note-card book!

2
The Metric system of measurement was created about two hundred years ago by a group of French scientists to simplify measurement.

3
Length: The measured distance from one end to the other of an object. Base unit in the metric system is the Meter.

4
1 meter (1m)

5
or the length of a baseball bat

6
1 millimeter (1 mm) About the thickness of a dime

7
1 centimeter (1 cm)

8
1 kilometer (1 km)

9
OR About the length of 10 football fields

10
Mass: A quantity of matter. Base unit in the metric system is the Gram.

11
1 gram (1 g)

12
or the mass of a paperclip

13
1 milligram (1 mg) About the mass of a grain of sand

14
1 kilogram (1 kg)

15
or the mass of your textbook

16
Volume / Capacity Space included within limits as measured Base unit in the metric system is the Liter.

17
1 liter (1 L) 1 liter of coke

18
1 liter (1 L)

19
1 milliliter (1 mL or 1 ml) Capacity of an eyedropper

20
1 milliliter (1 mL or 1 ml)

21
1 kiloliter (1kL or 1 kl) About the capacity of 4 bathtubs

22
Temperature: The degree of hotness or coldness of something Base unit in the metric system is the Celsius.

23
degree Celsius (°C)

24
What would you use to measure: the length of a car? the length of your desk? the mass of your pencil? the mass of a teenager? the capacity of a school milk carton? the capacity of a swimming pool?

25
What would you use to measure : the length of a car? - meter the length of your desk? - centimeter the mass of your pencil? - gram the mass of a teenager? - kilogram the capacity of a school milk carton? - centiliter the capacity of a swimming pool? - kiloliter

26
In the metric system, each of the common kinds of measure – length, weight, capacity Each has one basic unit of measure To measure smaller amounts, divide the basic unit into parts of ten, a hundred, or a thousand, and so on. To measure larger amounts, multiply the basic unit by ten, a hundred, or a thousand, and so on.

27
Length: 1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m) 1 centimeter (cm) =.01 meter (m) 1 millimeter (mm) =.001 meter (m) Capacity: 1 milliliter =.001 liter (l) Weight: 1 kilogram (kg) = 1000 grams (g) 1 milligram (mg) =.001 gram (g) Kilo means thousand (1000) Hecto means hundred (100) Deca means ten (10) Deci means one-tenth (1/10) Centi means one-hundredth (1/100) Milli means one-thousandth (1/1000)

28
When making metric conversions, arrange the prefixes from largest to smallest: Kilo hecto deca UNIT deci centi mil li

29
King Henry Died by drinking Choc Milk Kilo hecto deca UNIT deci centi mil li Another way to remember might be

Similar presentations

© 2017 SlidePlayer.com Inc.

All rights reserved.

Ads by Google