Units of measurement are the language of science. To convert from one unit to another, you need to understand how the units are related. Practice using a reference chart or ruler to convert between different units.
Converting Units of Measurement
Converting units of measurement: the process of changing a value from one unit of measurement to another. Rule: the the rule two different units of measurement. The metric system: a system of measurement that is used around the world and is based on the powers of 10.
The metric system was designed so that one liter of water weighs one kilogram. In the imperial system of measurement, a yard is equal to the distance from the nose to the outstretched fingertips of King Henry I. A micron is one millionth of a meter, and a nanometer is one billionth of a meter.
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What is the difference between customary and metric measurements?
What are some examples of how you can use conversions to solve everyday problems?
How did you use the conversion process to find the answer to the question?
What operation did you use to convert from one unit of measurement to another?
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Question: Which method is used to convert ounces to grams? Clues: • 1 ounce is equivalent to 28.35 grams. • Use a multiplication or division operation. • Look up the conversion factor. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Using the conversion factor, convert 10 ounces to grams. B. Create a chart to show the conversions for 1 to 10 ounces.
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What is the smallest unit of length in the metric system?
How many centimeters are in one meter?
Which unit of measurement would you use to measure the weight of an apple?
What is the smallest unit for measuring time?
Work together in pairs: What is the rule for converting from feet to yards?