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Metric System (IS)

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metric system is a measurement system based on our decimal (base 10) number system.
Meters measure length or distance
One millimeter is about the thickness of a dime.
One centimeter is about the width of a large paper clip or your fingernail
A meter is about the width of a doorway
A kilometer is about 10 football fields or 6 blocks
1.6 kilometers is about 1 mile
Grams are used to measure mass or the weight of an object.
A milligram weighs about as much as a grain of salt.
1 gram weighs about as much as a small paper clip.
1 kilogram weighs about as much as 6 apples or 2 pounds
Liters measure liquids or capacity
1 milliliter is about the amount of one drop
1 liter is half of a 2 liter bottle of Coke or other soda
A kiloliter would be about 500 2-liter bottles of soda.
Created by: erica.kercher