# King Henry Doesn't Usually drink chocolate milk

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```					             The Metric System!

King Henry Doesn’t Usually drink chocolate milk
K        H          D               UNIT       d          c               m
I        E          E              (Meter,     e          e               i
L        C          C              Gram, or    c          n               l
O        T          A               Liter)     i          t               l
O                                                i               i
Conversion shortcut:
 When converting from a ______________unit to a
_________ unit, move the decimal place to the ________.

 When converting from a ____________ unit to a
__________unit, move the decimal place to the ________.

the grocery store to buy eggs. Is this a long walk? Let’s convert
this to meters and find out.

*When converting from a smaller unit to a larger unit, move the
decimal place to the __________.

Steps
1) Write in the decimal place: ____________

2) How many spaces do I have to move to get to meters? _______

3) Since I am converting from a smaller unit to a larger unit, I will
move the decimal place to the _____________.

*Note _____________________________________________
Example: You want to put a giant Hanson poster on your
wall that is 2.47 meters long. It will fit as long as it is less than
300 centimeters. Will it fit?

*When converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit, move the
decimal place to the _________.

Steps
1) Write in the decimal place: _________________

2) How many spaces do I have to move to get to centimeters? ____

3) Since I am converting from a larger unit to a smaller unit, I will
move the decimal place to the____________.

A ________ is approximately equal to the length of a yardstick.

A _________ is approximately equal to the volume of a quart.

A ________ is approximately equal to the weight of a paper clip.

A football field is approximately ________ meters long.

A half-gallon of milk is approximately ____ liters.

A dime weighs approximately _____ grams.

A _________________ is approximately equal to 1 mile.

A ___________________is approximately equal to 2 pounds.

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