6 What is the metric system? The first standardized system of measurement, based on the decimal called the "metric" system.As of 2005, only three countries, the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar, have not changed over to the metric system.The official modern name of the metric system is the International System of Units or abbreviated SI.
7 Why use it? Almost all other countries are using the metric system Other countries’ companies are refusing to buy products from the U.S. if not labeled in metric unitsScientists need a universal way to communicate data (SI Units)
8 What are the metric measurements that we are learning about? MeterLengthLiterVolumeGramMass
9 How to remember different lengths in the metric system: When you think of a millimeter (mm) think of:The thickness of a dime.When you think of a centimeter (cm) think of:The width of your pinky.
10 How to remember different lengths in the metric system: When you think of a meter (m) think of:The height of the doorknob.When you think of a kilometer (km) think of:A little more than half of a mile
11 How to understand the ruler: One side has inchesThe other side is the metric side.The big numbers represent centimetersThe smaller lines represent millimeters.How many millimeters are in a centimeter?10
12 A B C D E F G H A B C 0.22 cm 0.53 cm 1.00 cm D E F 1.69 cm 2.04 cm
13 I J K L M N O P I J K 0.97 cm 1.38 cm 1.89 cm L M N 2.08 cm 2.80 cm 45IJK0.97 cm1.38 cm1.89 cmLMN2.08 cm2.80 cm3.57 cmOP4.57 cm5.02 cm
14 How to remember different volumes in the metric system: When you think of a liter (L) think of:About the size of a bottle of water.When you think of 5 milliliters (mL) think of:One teaspoonWhen you think of 2 kiloliters (kL) think of:A hot tub
15 How to remember different masses in the metric system: When you think of a gram (g) think of:A paper clipWhen you think of a kilogram (kg) think of:A little more than 2 pounds.
16 Measurement Conversions to Know: 1 m = 100 cm1 cm = 10 mm1 m = 1,000 mm1 km = 1,000 m1 g = 100 cg1 cg = 10 mg1 g = 1,000 mg1 kg = 1,000 g1 L = 100 cL1 cL = 10 mL1 L = 1,000 mL1 kL = 1,000 mL
17 What is the order of the metric system? King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate MilkKing: KiloHenry: HectoDied: DecaBy: Base (m, L, g)Drinking: DeciChocolate: CentiMilk: Milli