Metric Measurement

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Basic vocab for a metric quiz on 9/29

Metric System

a measurement system used by most of the world and all scientists

Meter

the base unit for length

Liter

the base unit for volume or capacity (how much stuff there is)

Prefix

a part of a word that is added before the base word to change the meaning

Centi-

one hundredth (.01)

Kilo -

one thousand (1,000)

Milli-

one thousandth (.001)

Unit

the base, where we start (1)

Decimal

a small dot that shows the difference between a whole and parts

Gram

the basic unit of mass (like weight)

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