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Converting Units of Measurement Poster (Metric)

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9 pages (PDF)|This resource is suitable for Grades: 2 - 7

Use these posters to assist your students in learning the different units of measurement in the metric system.

Information includes:

Converting Units of Length –

1 centimeter = 10 millimeters
1 meter = 100 centimeters
1 kilometer = 1000 meters

Converting Units of Mass –

1 gram = 1000 milligrams
1 kilogram = 1000 grams
1 metric ton = 1000 kilograms

Converting Units of Capacity –

1 liter = 1000 milliliters
1 cubic meter = 1000 liters

Converting Units of Area –

1 hectare = 10 000 square meters
1 square kilometer = 100 hectares

Converting Units of Time (x2) –

1 microsecond = 1000 nanoseconds
1 millisecond = 1000 microseconds
1 second = 1000 milliseconds
1 minute = 60 seconds
1 hour = 60 minutes
1 day = 24 hours
1 week = 7 days
1 year = 365 days (366 in a leap year)
1 decade = 10 years
1 century = 100 years

Converting Units of Data –

1 byte = 8 bits
1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes
1 megabyte = 1024 kilobytes
1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes
1 terrabyte = 1024 gigabytes
1 petabyte = 1024 terrabytes

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