Metric Conversions

Metric Conversions

Author: Jason Fritz
  • I can convert mass from milligram (mg) to gram (g), gram (g) to kilogram (kg), and everything in between.
  • I can convert distance from millimeter (mm) to centimeter (cm), from centimeter (cm) to meter (m), from meter (m) to kilometer (km), and everything in between.
  • I can convert volume from milliliter (mL) to liter (L).
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Unit Conversion & Significant Figures: Crash Course Chemistry #2

A unit is the frequently arbitrary designation we have given to something to convey a definite magnitude of a physical quantity and every quantity can be expressed in terms of the seven base units that are contained in the international system of units. Hank thinks this is a thrilling subject, and while you may not agree, it is a subject that is very important if you want to be a scientist and communicate with accuracy and precision with other scientists. So listen up and learn something or Hank might have to kill you! (NOT REALLY!)

Source: Crash Course

Metric Ladder Conversion Chart

Metric Conversions Ladder Method

Source: Adapted from T. Trimpe 2008 http://sciencespot.net/

Source: adapted from T. Trimpe 2008 http://sciencespot.net/

Meters, Liters and Grams Music Video

Source: Christoeffer John Estrada