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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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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



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



Length
Length

  • Measured in meters (usually in centimeters)

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


Mass

  • Measured in grams

  • Measured with a triple beam balance

  • When balanced, add all numbers together



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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