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**The Metric System Mr. McMartin 6th Grade Beta Pod**

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Measurement

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**What the Metric System can Measure http://www. youtube. com/watch**

Metric units can be used to measure the following: Length Mass/weight Volume Temperature

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**How to Remember the Units**

King Henry Died [ ] Drinking Chocolate Milk King = Kilo = 1,000 Henry = Hecto = 100 Died = Deka =10 [ ] = Meter, Liter, Gram Drinking = Deci = .1 (tenth) Chocolate = Centi = .01 (hundredth) Milk = Milli = .001 (thousandth)

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**How to use the mnemonic We look at what we are going to measure.**

Ex. The length of a pencil We match that with the correct unit of measurement. Ex. length = meter We attach the largest appropriate prefix to the main unit. Ex. Attach the prefix “Centi” to the main unit “Meter” to make Centimeter

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**Length Main unit of measurement = METER From smallest unit to largest…**

Millimeter Centimeter Decimeter Meter Dekameter Hectometer Kilometer

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**Mass Main unit of measurement= Gram From smallest unit to largest:**

Milligram Centigram Decigram Gram Dekagram Hectogram Kilogram

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**Volume Main unit of measurement = LITER From smallest unit to largest:**

Milliliter Centiliter Deciliter Liter Dekaliter Hectoliter Kiloliter

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**Temperature The unit of measurement = Celsius (C°)**

When using Celsius, the freezing point is at 0°C When using Celsius, the boiling point is at 100°C When using Fahrenheit, freezing point is 32°F When using Fahrenheit, boiling point is 212°F

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