The Metric System: SI Units and Unit Conversions PowerPoint

Biology Roots
Grade Levels
7th - 11th
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This is a 41 slide PowerPoint presentation introducing the metric system (SI units) and unit conversions. This is one of my favorite PowerPoints to use in class, and students refer to it over and over again.

Practice problems are included (as are answers to problems [via animations]); so you can discuss and practice as a class!

Can be easily adapted to suit your classroom needs. Recommended for grades 7+.


What is a standard/why it is useful to standardize

The Metric System (powers of 10)


Measuring and General SI Units (including how to read a graduated cylinder)

Mnemonic: King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk

Unit conversions via conversion factors

Student notes are included.

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Beginning of the Year Ultimate Bundle for Physical Science

Organized and effective PowerPoints and corresponding worksheets to help teach math and measurement in science. Includes sig figs, scientific notation, and the metric system (including unit conversions). Everything is editable.

This "Math in Science" bundle includes the following:

1. 30 slide PowerPoint presentation Significant Figures and Scientific Notation (student notes included)

2. Significant Figure Practice #1

3. Significant Figure Practice #2

4. Arithmetic and Sig Figs

(Worksheet bundle of #s 2-4 can be found here- significant figures and scientific notation).

5. 41 Slide PowerPoint Presentation The Metric System: SI Units and Unit Conversions (student notes included).

6. Metric Conversion Practice #1

7. Metric Conversion Practice #2

8. Let's Convert!

9. How Fast Is He?

10. Metric Reference Sheet

(Worksheet bundle of #s 6-10 listed above can be found in the bundle here- Metric System and Unit Conversions).

Answer keys included! Editable to meet your class needs (can be scaled down or made to meet the needs of accelerated classes).

Get everything related to math in science in ONE place in this bundle- includes my favorite PowerPoints to help teach the process of unit conversions, sig figs, and scientific notation PLUS related worksheets for practice. This bundle saves over 25%.

If you're looking for the beginning of the year bundle, which includes this math in science bundle PLUS graphing, scientific method, and lab safety, check out the Physical Science Beginning of the Year Bundle

Answer keys included! Editable to meet your class needs (can be scaled down or made to meet the needs of accelerated classes).

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Total Pages
82 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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