Metric Units of Measure

Liquid and Mass

How do we measure liquids in metric units?


  • milliliters


A milliliter is about 20 drops of water.


A full teaspoon of milk is equal to about 5 milliliters



How do we measure liquids in metric units?

  • liters


1 liter = 1,000 mililiters


This jar has 1 liter. Milk, soda, and other drinks are often sold in liters.


How do me measure mass/weight in metric units?

  • grams


A paper clip weighs about 1 gram


How do we measure mass/weight in metric units?

  • kilograms


1 kilogram = 1,000 grams


A dictionary has a mass of about 1 kilogram.