In 1 meter there are 10 decimeters, 100 centimeters, and 1000 millimeters. In 1 kilometer, there are 10 hectameters, 100 decameters, 1000 meters, 10,000 decimeters, 100,000 centimeters, and 1,000,000 millimeters.

- Length is measured in meters (m)

- Volume is measured in liters (L)

- Mass is measured in grams (g)

kilo- ______ \ hecta- ______/ /|\ \ | | deca- ______/ | | \ | | (basic unit) ______/ | |Move up the chart - \ | |move the decimal deci- ______/ | |to the left \ |Move down the | centi- ______/ |chart - move | \ |the decimal to | milli- ______/ |the right \|/

**Count the number of steps between the units. That will identify how many places you will move the decimal point.**

__Examples:__

4,100 mm =____4.100_____m

(moving from small (mm) to large (m), the decimal must be moved 3 spaces to the right)

0.0780 kg =____78.0_____g

(moving from large (kg) to small (g), the decimal must be moved 3 spaces to the right)

### Metric System Test

Wednesday, September 11, 2002- Be able to do calculations involving Density

- Do metric system conversions
- Calculate problems or express numbers using scientific notation
- Know the basic units of measurement for length, volume, mass, time, and temperature