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**Bell Work August 29, 2012 Pg. 8 Title: Metric System Pg**

Bell Work August 29, 2012 Pg. 8 Title: Metric System Pg. 8 Question: Name the metric unit used to measure the following 1. mass volume length Pg. 9 “Stair Step Method”

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THE METRIC SYSTEM

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**Metric Prefixes Prefix Symbol Factor Number Factor Word Kilo- k 1000**

Metric Units The metric system has prefix modifiers that are multiples of 10. Prefix Symbol Factor Number Factor Word Kilo- k 1000 Thousand Hecto- h 100 Hundred Deka- da 10 Ten BaseUnit m, l, or g 1 One Deci- d .1 Tenth Centi- c .01 Hundredth Milli- m .001 thousandth

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**THE METRIC CONVERSION CHART (STAIRCASE METHOD) Kangaroos Hop Down Mountains Drinking Chocolate Milk**

To convert to a smaller unit, move decimal point to the right or multiply. Kilo 1000 units Hecto 100 units Deka 10 units Basic Unit Deci 1/10 units Centi 1/100 units Meter Liter Gram Milli 1/1000 units To convert to a larger unit, move decimal point to the left or divide

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**TRY THIS USING THE STAIRCASE METHOD**

1000 mg = ______ g Step 1: Determine if you are going to go up or down the ladder. Step 2: Determine how many steps there are from milligrams to grams. Step 3: Move the decimal point the amount of places that was determined in steps 1 & 2.

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**TRY THIS USING THE STAIRCASE METHOD**

1000 mg = ______ g 1 Step 1: Determine if you are going to go up or down the ladder. Step 2: Determine how many steps there are from milligrams to grams. Step 3: Move the decimal point the amount of places that was determined in steps 1 & 2.

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**TRY THIS USING THE STAIRCASE METHOD**

.15 L = __________ ml

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**TRY THIS USING THE STAIRCASE METHOD**

.15 L = __________ ml 150

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