The Metric System - Murrieta Valley Unified School District

The Metric System - Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Class Notes 3: The Metric System Always use the Metric System in science! 1. Units In the Metric System, each type of measurement has a basic unit Length: meters Mass: grams

Temperature: degrees Celsius Volume: liters Time: minutes 2. Length 1 kilometer (km) = 1000 meters (m) 1 meter= 100 centimeters (cm) 1 cm= 10 millimeters (mm) 1 mm= 1000 micrometers (m)

The metric system uses meters, not feet and inches! 3. Volume: The amount of space it takes up

length x width x height 1 milliliter (mL) = 1 cm cubed 1 Liter (L) = 1000 mL Use water displacement to calculate volume of an odd

shaped item! Use a graduated cylinder to measure liquids, not a beaker, because the markings are more accurate! 4. Mass: the amount it weighs 1 gram (g) = 1000 milligrams (mg)

1 kilogram(kg) = 1000 grams 1 metric ton(t) = 1000 kilograms Use a digital scale or triple beam balance 5. Density: a measure of mass per unit of volume mass/ volume Grams/ milliliters

6. Temperature Fahrenheit to Celsius C= 5/9 (F -32) Celsius to Fahrenheit F= (9/ 5 C) + 32 0 Celsius is freezing! 100 is boiling!!!!

Summary What system of measurement do we use in biology? What are the basic units for length, mass, time, and temperature?

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