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Units of Measurement and Pictures
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liter (L)
half the size of a two liter of coke
milliliter (ml)
fills up about ten droplets of water
kilometer (km)
the distance of about 4 city blocks
meter (m)
about the length of a guitar
centimeter (cm)
about the length of a ladybug
kilogram (kg)
this is the largest metric unit, but it isn't very heavy at all (just about 2 pounds)
gram (g)
light as a feather!!! A gram weighs about a paper clip.
pound (lb)
about as heavy as a tomato
ounce (oz)
smallest customary unit for weight, about as heavy as a strawberry
yard (yd)
about the width of a door
foot (ft)
visualize the length of an adult shoe
inch (in)
about the length of the tip of your finger
gallon (gal)
milk jug you buy at store
cup
8 ounces; measures capacity;
capacity
how much liquid something holds
length
how long something is
weight
how much something weighs or how much mass it has
Teaching measurement makes Mrs. Doherty
crazy
To understand measurement conversions, I must
picture the size of the units in my head!!!
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