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Metric Measurement

Basic vocab for a metric quiz on 9/29
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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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