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6th GRADE NEWEST NOTES (Beyond 2016): METRIC SYSTEM NOTES



THE METRIC SYSTEM

MASS is measured in GRAMS (G)

VOLUME is measured in LITERS (We have measured it in cubic centimeters CM3….and liquid in MILLILITERS ML. A milliliter is 1/1000 of a liter

LENGTH is measured in METERS (We have used centimeters quite a bit. A centimeter is 1/100 of a meter)

METRIC PREFIXES

KILO means 1,000

HECTO means 100

DEKA means 10

GRAMS, LITERS, and METERS are the BASIC UNITS of measure

DECI means 1/10 or .1

CENTI means 1/100 or .01

MILLI means 1/1000 or .001