Converting Metric Units of Length, Capacity, and Mass Worksheets
How to Convert Units of Mass - Mass is a physical quantity that has different units like grams, ounces, pounds, tons, etc. And from time to time, scientists and mathematicians have come across the need to make conversions between these units because different problems from different geographic regions need to be solved and interpreted by everyone. The main objective while solving a problem is to make the units of all those physical quantities common, that are present in that problem. The first thing that must be identified before converting two different units of any physical quantity is the factor by which those units differ. For example, one gram is equal to 0.035 ounces, or if we look at the reverse relation for this, we can say that 1 ounce is equal to 28.34 grams. So, in this case, we can say that the differentiation factor between ounces and grams is 28.34. Whenever we need to convert ounces into grams, we can just multiply the number of ounces with 28.34 to get the answer in grams.
Introduces the concept of converting units by powers of ten. Convert 170 centimeters into meters.View worksheet
This lesson demonstrates the conversion of units between multiple powers of ten. Convert 24 kiloliters 20 liters into centiliters.View worksheet
Independent Practice 1
Students practice converting metric units of length, capacity, and mass by powers of ten. The answers can be found below. Complete the following unit conversions.View worksheet
Independent Practice 2
Another 20 converting metric units of length, capacity, and mass by powers of ten problems. The answers can be found below.View worksheet
Reviews all skills in the unit. A great take home sheet. Also provides a practice problem.View worksheet
10 problems that tests unit conversion skills.View worksheet
Homework and Quiz Answer Key
Answers for the homework and quiz.View worksheet
Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.View worksheet
To measure very large quantities we use the prefix mega (M), which means a million, giga (G), which means a billion and tera (T), which denotes a trillion. These terms are especially recognizable in representing computer memory capabilities.