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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. 



LENGTH
1 cm = 0.39 in 1 in = 2.54 cm
1 m = 1.09 yd. 1 yd. =0.91 m
1 m = 3.28 ft. 1 m = 39.37 in.
1 km = 0.62 mi. 1 mi. = 1.61 km 



MASS
1 kg = 2.2 lbs 1 lb. = 0.45 kg
1 g = 0.04 oz 1 oz = 28.35 g 





VOLUME
1 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 HOT 20 degrees C NICE 10 degrees C COOL 0 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 qts 2nd step: About is the key word for estimate so round 1.06 to 1 3rd 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 = 0.95 2nd step: About is the key word for estimate so round 0.95 to 1 3rd step: 3 qts X 1 L = 3 L
Sarah's new sandbox is 70 inches long. About how many centimeters is this? 1st step: How many centimeters are in an inch? = 2.54 cm 2nd step: About is the key word for estimate so round 2.54 to 2.5 3rd step: 70 in X 2.5 cm = 175 cm 
