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1 Mass and Capacity in the Metric System Lesson 8-4Mass and Capacity in the Metric System
2 Mass – the amount of matter that an object has. The standard unit is a gram. A gram is about the mass (or, basically, the weight) of a paper clip.1,000 grams make a kilogram. You would use kilograms to measure heavier things, like desks and people. A kilogram is roughly equivalent to the weight of a one liter bottle of water. A newborn baby weighs about 3 kg.A milligram is very small. It takes 1,000 mg to make a gram. An eyelash weighs about 1 mg.
3 Capacity – the amount of liquid an object holds. The standard unit is a liter. A bottle of juice holds about a liter of liquid.1,000 liters make a kiloliter. If you filled 2-3 bathtubs with water, you would have about a kL of water.A milliliter is very small. It takes 1,000 mL to make a liter. A couple of drops of water would be equivalent to 1 mL. You would use milliliters to measure how much liquid was in a glass, or a juice box, or a can of soda.