Program: Academy of Math Subject Strand: Measurement Objective: Students will change from one metric unit of measure to another. Materials: King Henry Activity Sheet Time: 10 minutes Base Unit Meter Liter Kilo Hecto Deka __ deci centi milli Gram K H D __ d ing enry ied rinking c hocolate m ilk Use the sentence above about King Henry to remember the order of metric units! It will also help you convert from one unit to another! For example, 2.5 km = _____ m? Start at K (king). ‘m’ stands for meter so count the number of spaces from K to m (base unit). (There are 3 spaces from K to m.) Move the decimal 3 spaces to the right (the direction that you counted). Fill empty spaces with zeroes. 2.5 km = 2,500 m Use the example above to fill in the blanks below. Figure out a pattern for each group of conversions. 1 m = ___ cm 1 km = ____ m 1 dm = ___ cm 2 m = ___ cm 2 km = ____ m __ dm = 20 cm 3 m = ___ cm 3 km = ____ m 3 dm = ___ cm __ m = 400 cm 4 km = ____ m 4 dm = ___ cm 5 m = ___ cm __ km = 5000 m __ dm = 50 cm Pattern? Pattern? Pattern?