Metric and Standard Conversions The following are metric to standard conversions and vice versa. Examples of how the students will calculate conversions are also included at the bottom of the page. Students will not need to know how to convert temperature from Fahrenhiet to Celsius. They will need to know that 40 degrees C is very hot and would be comparable to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Converting from metric to standard, vice versa, is a very difficult concept to understand. That is why we have started this objective at the beginning of the year. We will review these measurement and conversions skills all year long. Please contact me if you have any further questions. LENGTH1 cm = 0.39 in1 in = 2.54 cm 1 m = 1.09 yd.1 yd. =0.91 m1 m = 3.28 ft.1 m = 39.37 in.1 km = 0.62 mi.1 mi. = 1.61 km MASS1 kg = 2.2 lbs1 lb. = 0.45 kg1 g = 0.04 oz  1 oz = 28.35 g VOLUME1 L =1.06 qt    1 qt. = 0.951 L         1 L = 33.81 oz TEMPERATURE Freezing Point of Water                       0 �C       32 �F Human Body Temperature                   37 �C     98.6 �F Boiling Point of Water                          100 �C    212 �F 40 degrees C              VERY HOT              30  degrees C               HOT20 degrees C                NICE10 degrees C                COOL0 degrees C                  FREEZING-10 degrees C               COLD-20 degrees C               VERY COLD Rhyme for Celsius:              Thirty is hot               Twenty is nice               Ten is chilly                Zero is ice John has 5 L of soda. About how many qts. does he have? 1st step: How many qts are in a liter? 1 L = 1.06 qts2nd step: About is the key word for estimate so round 1.06 to 13rd step: 5 L X 1 qt = 5 qts.John has 3 qts of soda. About how many liters does he have?1st step: How many liters are in a quart1 L = 0.952nd step: About is the key word for estimate so round 0.95 to 13rd step: 3 qts  X 1 L = 3 LSarah's new sandbox is 70 inches long. About how many centimeters is this?1st step: How many centimeters are in an inch? = 2.54 cm2nd step: About is the key word for estimate so round 2.54 to 2.53rd step: 70 in  X 2.5 cm  = 175 cm
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