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The International System of Units is
called "SI"
and is the Metric Measurement used in America.
gram
(g)
Use the Symbol
g
A unit of measure
that is 1 one thousandths
from the Base Unit kilogram
(0.001 kg) because there are
exactly 1000 g (grams) in 1 kg (kilogram).
NOTE:
Originally convention had it that the gram was
to be the base unit for MASS
but
familiarity and convenience seemed to determine
that the kilogram
be the Base Unit for MASS.
Because it is all Simply Related in 10.
about as heavy
as a raisin...

a paper clip...

or a dime.


A tabletennis
(pingpong) ball is the mass of
about
5 g.


A golf ball is
about 50 g...
and so is a
medium sized egg. 

The quantity
of meat in a medium sized
hamburger paddy
is about
100 grams (100 g) 
What's
more?
2 scoops
of ice cream are the
mass of about 100 grams.
(Singular or plural
the Symbol is g) 

A handful
of nuts is the
mass of about 100 grams.
(Singular or plural the Symbol is
g) 
A medium sized
apple or tomato
is about 100 grams. 


Smaller
Measurement from a gram 

1 milligram
(1 mg)

Remember, milli
is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So, 1 one thousandth of the
unit of measure gram,
being 1 milligram,
is
simply written 1 mg

Larger
Measurement from a gram

1 kilogram
(1 kg)

Remember, kilo
is the prefix meaning
1 000 times.
So, 1000 g (grams) is the mass of
1 kg (kilogram).
Pronounced "KILLohgram"
NOT "killAHgram".

Larger
Measurement from a
kilogram

1 tonne
(1 t)

There are exactly 1 000 kg (kilograms)
in 1 t (spelled tonne)




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SMALLER
METRIC
MEASURES

1 cmณ (1 cubic centimeter) 

filled with water
contains exactly
1 mL (1 milliliter) 

and is the
mass of exactly
1 g (1 gram) 

"centimeters
milliliters milligrams"
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