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Why Metric?. Cornell Notes Page 11. Why Use Metrics?. Rest of world uses it Standard International (SI) Easier to use and convert no fractions; based on tens. How do we Measure… Length/ Distance Volume The amount of space an object takes up. Unit . meter (m) liter (L) Tool

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Why metric

Why Metric?

Cornell Notes Page 11


Why Use Metrics?

  • Rest of world uses it

  • Standard International (SI)

  • Easier to use and convert

    • no fractions; based on tens.


How do we Measure…

  • Length/

    Distance

  • Volume

    • The amount of space an object takes up

Unit

.meter (m)

liter (L)

Tool

meter stick, ruler

graduated cylinder,

ruler (LxWxH)


How do we Measure…

  • Mass

    • the amount of matter or “stuff” an object has in it

  • Temperature

Unit

.grams (g)

℃elcius (℃)

Tool

triple beam balance/ balance

thermometer


Prefixes, Abbreviations, and Values…

Prefix

Kilo-

Hecto-

Deca-

(Base)

deci-

centi-

milli-

Abbrev.

(k)

(h)

(da)

-m/g/L

(d)

(c)

(m)

Value

1000

100

10

1

1/10

1/100

1/1000


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