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Metric System. The Metric System. Used by scientists all over the world! Developed by France and known as the International System of Units NOT used by the United States. Different Parts of the Metric System. Temperature. Measured in degrees Celsius Measured with a thermometer . Volume.

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Metric system

Metric System


The metric system

The Metric System

  • Used by scientists all over the world!

  • Developed by France and known as the International System of Units

  • NOT used by the United States


Different parts of the metric system

Different Parts of the Metric System


Temperature

Temperature

  • Measured in degrees Celsius

  • Measured with a thermometer


Volume

Volume

  • Measured in liters (usually milliliters)

  • Measured with a Graduated Cylinder

  • Need to measure in the middle – at the meniscus

The right way to use a cylinder


The wrong way to use a cylinder

The wrong way to use a cylinder…


Length

Length

  • Measured in meters (usually in centimeters)

  • Measured with a ruler, meter stick, or measuring tape.


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Mass

  • Measured in grams

  • Measured with a triple beam balance

  • When balanced, add all numbers together


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How not to use a triple beam balance


A metric cheat sheet

A Metric Cheat Sheet

Copy and fill in the following chart to help you remember the different parts of the metric system


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