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Chapter 1: Introduction to Science

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The Metric System Length Unit: meter (m) liter (l) gram (g) Volume – amount of space an object takes up Unit: meter (m) liter (l) gram (g) Formula: Length x Width x Height Temperature Unit: Celsius ( C) or Kelvin (K) Mass – amount of matter in a substance Unit: meter (m) liter (l) gram (g) Mass and weight are not the same! ▪ Weight depends on the gravitational pull on matter; mass does not

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The prefixes used in the metric system are set up as the larger value to smaller value k h dk d c m Kilo Hecto Deka Base-Unit Deci Centi Milli (king henry died belly-up drinking chocolate milk) Meter (m) Gram (g) Liter (l) Larger Smaller

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Metric Abbreviations hg dkl Rather than write out centimeter, we abbreviate it as cm The first letter c is for the prefix centi and the second is m for meter How about hectograms? How about dekaliters? How about deciliters? dl

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Practice! King Henry Died Belly-Up Drinking Chocolate Milk 250 m = _____ km 5.6 kg = _____ g 160 cm = _____ dkm 120 mg = ____ g 4300 ml = _____ hl

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