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Title: Metric System


1
Metric System
  • International System scientists use to
    collaborate and share data.

2
Metric System
  • Based on 10.
  • Uses prefixes
  • Kilo
  • Hecto
  • Deka
  • Base units (grams, liters, meters,etc)
  • Deci
  • Centi
  • Milli
  • King Henry danced merrily down Coal Mountain.

3
Mass
  • Mass is a measure of the amount of matter in an
    object.
  • Matter is stuff.
  • Matter is defined as anything that has mass and
    takes up space (volume).
  • Measured with an electronic balance or triple
    beam balance.
  • Common units grams mg kg

4
Volume
  • Measure of the amount of space an object takes
    up.
  • Measured with a graduated cylinder, pipette,
    ruler.
  • Volume (solid) l x w x h
  • Units cm3 (solid) L mL

5
Length
  • Length is a measure of distance.
  • Instrument for measuring are rulers, now known as
    meter sticks.
  • 1 inch is equal to 2.54 cm.
  • Common units are cm m mm km.
  • 5K and 10K races

6
SI Base Units
7
Metric Conversions
  • Metric Conversions are easier than English
    because you either multiply or divide by powers
    of 10.
  • 1 m is equal to 10 dL 100 cL and 1000mL.
  • 1km is equal to 1000 m.
  • 2 ways moving the decimal and dimensional
    analysis
  • Lets Practice.

8
Metric Conversion Table
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