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Metric System I will be ale to measure to record data using a variety of SI units. Monday, April 24, 2017

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**What is the metric system?**

The first standardized system of measurement, based on the decimal was proposed in France about 1670. It was created to develop a unified, natural, universal system of measurement. In 1790 King Louis XVI of France assigned a group to begin this task. At that time, every country had their own system of weights and measures. England had three different systems just within its own borders!! It was called the "metric" system, based on the French word for measure. 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.

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**What are the metric measurements that we are learning about?**

Meter Length Liter Volume Gram Weight or Mass

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**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.

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**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

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**How to understand the ruler:**

One side has inches (duh!) The other side is the metric side. The big numbers represent centimeters The smaller lines represent millimeters. How many millimeters are in a centimeter? 10

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**With the group you will be put into, use a meter stick to measure the items on your chart.**

Be sure to measure in meters, centimeters, and millimeters.

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**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 teaspoon When you think of 2 kiloliters (kL) think of: A hot tub

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**How to remember different masses in the metric system:**

When you think of a gram (g) think of: A paper clip When you think of a kilogram (kg) think of: A little more than 2 pounds.

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**Measurement Conversions to Know:**

1 m = 100 cm 1 cm = 10 mm 1 m = 1,000 mm 1 km = 1,000 m 1 g = 100 cg 1 cg = 10 mg 1 g = 1,000 mg 1 kg = 1,000 g 1 L = 100 cL 1 cL = 10 mL 1 L = 1,000 mL 1 kL = 1,000 mL

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**What is the order of the metric system?**

King Henry Died by Drinking Chocolate Milk King: Kilo Henry: Hecto Died: Deca By: Base (m, L, g) Drinking: Deci Chocolate: Centi Milk: Milli

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