# The Metric System International System.

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The Metric System International System

BASIC UNITS Meter: Liter: Gram:
a little longer than a yard (about 1.1 yards)                                               Liter: a little larger than a quart (about 1.06 quarts) Gram: a little more than the weight of a paper clip

Symbols in Metrics Metric symbols never have periods:
km, hm, dam, m, dm, cm, mm kl, l, ml kg, g, mg These are SYMBOLS – not abbreviations!

Thickness of a fingernail 1 mm A bit more than half a mile 1 km
Metric length meters Width of a door frame          1 m Width of a finger cm Thickness of a fingernail    1 mm A bit more than half a mile 1 km

Metric Mass grams A small paperclip g about the mass of a textbook 1kg 1/100th of a small paperclip 1mg

Half of a 2 liter soda 1l 500 2l bottles of soda 1kl
Metric volume liters Half of a 2 liter soda l 500 2l bottles of soda kl 1/5 a teaspoon ml

1ml = 1cm3 = 1cc

Thirty is hot Twenty is nice Ten is chilly Zero is ice
Metric Temperature Celsius Thirty is hot Twenty is nice Ten is chilly Zero is ice

Metric Conversions The Magic Metric Box

k h da d c m

k h da d c m 8m = _____cm

k h da m d c 8m = _____cm

km h da m d c 8m = _____cm

km hm da m d c 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m d c 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm c 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8. 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8. 80. 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8 80 800. 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8 80 800. 8m = _____cm

km hm dam m dm cm mm 8 80 800. 8m = 800 cm

Try these! 48 cm = ____________ mm 3 km = ______________ m 21 l = _______________kl 6.35 g = _____________ mg .7000 l = _____________ ml

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