# Worksheet - What is the Metric or SI System of Measurement?

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1. This unit bundle contains 8 total resources that forms a suite of products designed to teach metric conversions to strong>middle school and early high school students. Metric Conversion Skills Addressed: - The SI or Metric System (An Introduction) - Metric units - Metric prefixes - Metric con
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2. This comprehensive unit bundle contains 42 resources needed for a typical middle school science unit on the nature of science, the scientific method, experimental design, and the metric or SI system.General Contents of This Bundle:- Unit Planning Guide (for teachers) (Will be added ASAP)- Lab Activi
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A detailed 4-page reading worksheet designed to introduce middle school students to the SI System or International System of Units. This product provides an overview of the history of the SI system, base and derived units, SI prefixes, basic principles of converting between SI units, as well as discussing in detail each of the following forms of measurement: length, solid volume, liquid volume, mass, density, time, and temperature.

I use this as a reading and review worksheet that follows my PowerPoint presentation product entitled PPT - The Metric System and Metric Conversions, which I use to introduce the topic to students. After showing the relevant PPT slides to my class and viewing a brief video clip, I hand out this activity for students to work on for the remainder of the lesson and for homework.

This product is part of a larger suite of metric conversion products. Links to these products are found below.

PPT - Metric System and Metric Conversions
Study Sheet - The SI System, Unit Conversions, Significant Figures
Worksheet - What is the Metric or SI System of Measurement?
Worksheet - Metric Conversions (A) Linear Method
Worksheet - Metric Conversions (B) Dimensional Analysis
Worksheet - Metric Conversions (C) Linear + Dimensional Analysis
Quiz - Metric Conversions (A) Linear Method
Quiz - Metric Conversions (B) Dimensional Analysis
Quiz - Metric Conversions (C) Linear + Dimensional Analysis

Product Contents:

Pages 1-2 - Introduction to the SI System of Measurement:

- Brief history of the metric system as a solution to problems with measurement units across different nations
- Origin of the SI System
- Base units and derived units
- SI Prefixes
- Converting between SI units (basic principle only, no technique)
- Length (definition, SI base unit, other common SI units)
- Volume of a solid (definition, SI base unit, other common SI units)
- Volume of a liquid (definition, SI base unit, other common SI units)
- Mass (definition, SI base unit, other common SI units)
- Density (definition, SI base unit, other common SI units)
- Time (definition, SI base unit, other common SI units)
- Temperature (definition, SI base unit, other common scales)

Page 3 - Review Questions:

- Part A: three questions about the nature of the SI System, base units, and derived units
- Part B: summary tables for each of the different types of measurements to summarize key information

- A full color-coded answer key for all review questions

- This product comes in 2 formats: a static PDF document and editable Word document.
- Download the full PDF preview to see EXACTLY what you are getting!

Relevant NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Addressed by This Product:

- Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

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