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The Metric System Scientists use the metric system when measuring. MAP TAP 2002-2003Quantitative and Qualitative Observations1 The metric system is based on the number 10, so converting in the metric system is easy – just move the decimal point!

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Basic Units in the Metric System Meter –(m) – measure distance Liter – (l) – measures volume Gram – (g) – measures mass (weight) MAP TAP 2002-2003Quantitative and Qualitative Observations2

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Prefixes in the Metric System MAP TAP 2002-2003Quantitative and Qualitative Observations3 Kilo (k) - base times 1000 Hecto (h) – base times 100 Deca (dk) – base times 10 BASE (meter, liter, or gram) Deci (d) – base divided by 10 Centi (c) – base divided by 100 Milli (m) – base divided by 1000 King Henry Died ByBy Drinking Chocolate Milk

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To Convert In the Metric System: Put an “X” on the amount you know. MAP TAP 2002-20034 _____ ______ _____ ___X__ _____ ______ _____ K H D B D C M 36.54 m = ______ cm

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To Convert In the Metric System: Put an “X” on the amount you know. Put a “?” on the amount you are trying to find. MAP TAP 2002-20035 _____ ______ _____ ___X__ _____ __?___ _____ K H D B D C M 36.54 m = ______ cm

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To Convert In the Metric System: Put an “X” on the amount you know. Put a “?” on the amount you are trying to find. Count from the “X” to the “?”. MAP TAP 2002-20036 _____ ______ _____ ___X__ _____ __?___ _____ K H D B D C M 36.54 m = ______ cm 2

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To Convert In the Metric System: Put an “X” on the amount you know. Put a “?” on the amount you are trying to find. Count from the “X” to the “?”. Move the decimal point the same number of places in the same direction. MAP TAP 2002-20037 _____ ______ _____ ___X__ _____ __?___ _____ K H D B D C M 36.54 m = _3654._ cm 2

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To Convert In the Metric System: Put an “X” on the amount you know. Put a “?” on the amount you are trying to find. Count from the “X” to the “?”. Move the decimal point the same number of places in the same direction. Add zeroes if necessary to be able to move the decimal point. MAP TAP 2002-2003Quantitative and Qualitative Observations8

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To Convert In the Metric System: Put an “X” on the amount you know. Put a “?” on the amount you are trying to find. Count from the “X” to the “?”. Move the decimal point the same number of places in the same direction. Add zeroes if necessary to be able to move the decimal point. If the number doesn’t have a decimal point, put it at the end of the number. MAP TAP 2002-2003Quantitative and Qualitative Observations9

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Teacher Page Science 6 th Grade Created by Paula Smith I.A.1,5/ SC 7 This presentation is intended to summarize and practice what has been taught in class. MAP TAP 2002-2003Quantitative and Qualitative Observations10 Start Show End Show

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