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1 Metric Mania Conversion Practice Overhead Copy Kilo Hecto Deka - 10 To convert to a larger unit, move decimal point to the left or divide. Basic Unit Deci To convert to a smaller unit, move decimal point to the right or multiply. Centi Milli Try these conversions, using the ladder method mg = g 1 L = ml 160 cm = mm 14 km = m 109 g = kg 250 m = km Compare using <, >, or =. 56 cm 6 m 7 g 698 mg

2 Metric Mania Name Conversion Challenge Write the correct abbreviation for each metric unit. 1) Kilogram 4) Milliliter 7) Kilometer 2) Meter 5) Millimeter 8) Centimeter 3) Gram 6) Liter 9) Milligram Try these conversions, using the ladder method. 1) 2000 mg = g 6) 5 L = ml 11) 16 cm = mm 2) 104 km = m 7) 198 g = kg 12) 2500 m = km 3) 480 cm = m 8) 75 ml = L 13) 65 g = mg 4) 5.6 kg = g 9) 50 cm = m 14) 6.3 cm = mm 5) 8 mm = cm 10) 5.6 m = cm 15) 120 mg = g Compare using <, >, or =. 16) 63 cm 6 m 17) 5 g 508 mg 18) 1,500 ml 1.5 L 19) 536 cm 53.6 dm 20) 43 mg 5 g 21) 3.6 m 36 cm

3 Metric Mania Name English or Metric? Use the chart and a calculator to convert each measurement. Be sure to show your work. Round answers to the nearest hundredth if needed. To go from Multiply by To ml -> fl oz fl oz -> ml l -> gal gal -> l To go from Multiply by To cm -> in in -> cm 2.54 m -> ft ft -> m km -> mi mi -> km To go from Multiply by To g -> oz oz -> g kg -> lbs lbs -> kg ) 16 in = cm 2) 345 lbs = kg 3) 56 g = oz 4) 450 km = mi 5) 1200 ml = fl oz 6) 40 m = ft 7) 4 gal = l 8) 12 fl oz = ml 9) 50 kg = lbs 10) Penny has a pencil that is 19 cm long. How long the pencil in inches? 11) Macho Mel can lift 200 kilograms with ease. How much is this in pounds? 12) The distance between Happyville and Giggleland is 60 miles. How far is this in kilometers? 13) A can of Cheap-O soda holds 355 ml of soda. How many milliliters would be in 2 cans of soda? 14) A cookie recipe calls for 1 pound of butter. How many grams of butter would be needed for 3 batches?

4 Metric System Challenge Name 1. Instrument used to find mass. - _ Metric unit for length _ Amount of space an object takes up m/s 2 _ Metric unit for mass Instrument used to measure volume _ Mass volume _ meter = 100 _ 4 9. Metric unit for weight Metric unit for liquid volume _ Amount of matter in an object Measure of the force of gravity acting on an object Metric unit for temperature _ liter = 1,000 _ The name of the bubble grams = Instrument used to measure length milliliter = 1 _ Width, height, thickness, or distance Formula for calculating volume _ x _ x _ 2 Why were the teacher s eyes crossed? _ _!

5 Metric Mania Name LENGTH: 1. What is the basic unit for length? 2. Circle the best unit for measuring each distance: a. Thickness of an eyelash: mm cm m b. Length of a pencil: cm m km 3. Use a meter stick or metric ruler to find each measurement. a. Width of this page mm or cm b. Length of an unsharpened pencil cm 4. Convert the following measurements: a. 34 mm = cm b. 3 km = m c. 234 cm = m d. 35 m = mm MASS: 5. What is the basic unit for mass? 6. Circle the best unit for measuring each mass: a. Amount of spices in a batch of cookies: mg g kg b. Your mass: mg g kg c. Mass of 10 pennies: mg g kg 7. Use a triple-beam balance to find each measurement. a. Mass of an ink pen g b. Mass of a can of soda g 8. Convert the following measurements: a. 16 mg = g b. 4.7 kg = g c. 12,345 g = kg d. 2 g = mg TEMPERATURE: 15. What is the basic unit for temperature? 16. What are the freezing and boiling points for water on this scale? 17. Circle the best choice: a. Temperature on a hot summer s day: 0 o 35 o 90 o b. Room temperature: - 20 o 0 o 20 o 18. Convert the following measurements. a. 90 o F = o C b. 45 o F = o C

6 VOLUME: 19. What is the basic unit for volume? 20. Circle the best unit for measuring each volume: a. Amount of soda in 1 can: ml L b. Water in a bathtub: ml L 21. Determine the volume for each object. a. Use L x W x H to find the volume of a chalkboard eraser cm3 b. Use water displacement to find the volume of four marbles ml or cm3 22. Convert the following measurements: a. 160 ml = L b. 23 kl = L c. 456 cl = ml c. 120 ml = cm3 TIME: 23. What is the basic unit for measuring time? 24. How many seconds are in: a. 1 minute? b. 6 hours? c. 2 days? DENSITY: 28. Would the objects with the following densities float, sink, or remain suspended in tap water? a g/ml b. 1.0 g/ml c. 1.4 g/ml d g/ml

7 Metric Mania Answer Keys Conversion Practice NOTE: See overhead copy for the stairstep boxes mg = 1 g 160 cm = 1600 mm 109 g = kg 1 l = 1000 ml 14 km = m 250 m =.250 km 56 cm < 6 m 7 g > 698 mg Conversion Challenge 1. kg 2. m 3. g 4. ml 5. mm 6. l 7. km 8. cm 9. mg 1. 2 g m m g 5..8 cm ml kg l m cm mm km mg mm g 16. < 17. > 18. = 19. = 20. < 21. >

8 English or Metric Worksheet - ANSWER KEY cm kg oz mi fl oz ft l ml lbs in (19 x.3937) lbs (200 x ) km (60 x 1.609) ml (355 x 2) g (1 lb -> 16 oz x x 3)

9 Answer Key for Metric System Challenge 1. Triple-beam balance 2. Meter 3. Volume 4. Gravity 5. Gram 6. Graduated cylinder 7. Density 8. Centimeter 9. Newton 10. Liter 11. Mass 12. Weight 13. Celsius 14. Milliliters 15. Meniscus 16. Kilogram 17. Meterstick 18. Cubic centimeter 19. Length 20. L x W x H Answer to joke: She couldn t control her pupils!

10 M etr ic M ania Name K E Y L E NG T H : 1. What is the basic unit for length? meter (centimeter) 2. Circle the best unit for measuring each distance: a. T hickness of an eyelash: mm b. L ength of a pencil: cm 3. Use a meter stick or metric ruler to find each measurement. a. Width of this page 216 mm or 21.6 cm b. L ength of an unsharpened pencil 18 cm 4. Convert the following measurements: a. 34 mm = 3.4 cm b. 3 km = _3,000 m c. 234 cm = 2.34 m d. 35 m = _35,000 mm M A SS: 5. What is the basic unit for mass? kilograms (grams) 6. Circle the best unit for measuring each mass: a. A mount of spices in a batch of cookies: mg b. Y our mass: kg c. Mass of 10 pennies: g 7. Use a triple-beam balance to find each measurement. a. Mass of an ink pen: sample dependent_ g b. Mass of a can of soda: sample dependent_ g 8. Convert the following measurements: a. 16 mg = _0.016 g b. 4.7 kg = 4,700 g c. 12,345 g = kg d. 2 g = _2,000 mg T E M PE R A T UR E : 15. What is the basic unit for temperature? K elvin (celcius) 16. What are the freezing and boiling points for water on this scale? 273 k (0 C) and 373 (100 C) 17. Circle the best choice: a. T emperature on a hot summer day: 35 o C b. R oom temperature: 20 o C 18. Convert the following measurements. a. 90 o F = 32.2 o C b. 45 o F = _7.22 o C degree C = [degree F - 32]/1.8 T. Trimpe 2000 http: //sciencespot.net/

11 V OL UM E : 19. What is the basic unit for volume? L iters (milliliters) 20. Circle the best unit for measuring each volume: a. A mount of soda in 1 can: ml b. Water in a bathtub: L 21. Determine the volume for each object. a. Use L x W x H to find the volume of a chalkboard eraser cm 3 b. Use water displacement to find the volume of four marbles size dependent 22. Convert the following measurements: a. 160 ml = 0.160_ L b. 23 kl = 23,000 L c. 456 cl = 4560_ ml c. 120 ml = 120_ cm3 milli, centi, deci and then liters T I M E : 23. What is the basic unit for measuring time? seconds 24. How many seconds are in: a. 1 minute? 60 b. 6 hours? 21,600_ c. 2 days? _172,800 cm3 DE NSI T Y : 28. Would the objects with the following densities float, sink, or remain suspended in tap water? a g/ml float b. 1.0 g/ml suspended c. 1.4 g/ml sink d g/ml float T. Trimpe 2000 http: //sciencespot.net/

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