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THE METRIC SYSTEM (International System of Units)

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WHY DO WE USE THE METRIC SYSTEM? Scientists need a universal way to communicate data (SI Units) Uses multiples of 10

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THE METRIC CONVERSION CHART (STAIRCASE METHOD) Kilo 1000 units Hecto 100 units Deka 10 units Basic Unit Deci 0.1 units Centi 0.01 units Milli 0.001 units To convert to a smaller unit, move decimal point to the right or multiply. To convert to a larger unit, move decimal point to the left or divide

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APPROXIMATE CONVERSIONS BETWEEN METRIC & US LENGTH UNITS A meter is about the same length as a yard A meter is about three feet long A decimeter is about four inches long An inch is about 25 millimeters A foot contains about 30 centimeters A foot contains about 3 decimeters

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WHAT DOES THE METRIC SYSTEM MEASURE? Length Volume Mass Temperature Weight

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Length Measures distance between points. The meter is the basic SI unit of length.

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Mass Mass the is amount of matter in an object. – Matter is how much stuff is in things. Kilogram is the basic SI unit for mass.

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Scales and Balances

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Volume 1.Volume is the amount of space that something occupies in 3-dimensional space. Liquid volume is measured in liters (L) Liters are based on the meter? So 1 mL = 1 cm 3 Solid Volume is measured in cubic meters (cm 3 ) or cubic millimeters (mm 3 ) length x width x height

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Volume

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Temperature Temperature is a measure of how cold or hot a substance is. Degrees Fahrenheit ( o F) and Degrees Celsius ( o C) are used to described temperature. Kelvin (K) is the SI unit for temperature.

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