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Science 602

metric system a measurement system based on the number 10
SI International System of Units
mass a measure of the amount of matter in an object
weight a measure of the amount of gravitational force
volume the amount of space in an object
density a measure of the amount of mass something contains
kilogram abbreviation kg
hectoliter abbreviation hL
decagram abbreviation dag
decimeter abbreviation dm
centimeter abbreviation cm
milligram abbreviation mg
meter a measurement of distance
gram a measurement of weight and mass
liter a measurement of volume
millimeter equals .001 meter
centimeter equals .01 meter
milligram equals .001 gram
decimeter equals .1 meter
decagram equals 10 gram
hectoliter equals 100 liter
kilogram equals 1000 gram
milli .001
centi .01
deci .1
deca 10
hecto 100
kilo 1000
Created by: MsLindaG