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(Singular or plural the Symbol is g)
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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).

The mass of 1 g (gram) is a unit of mass
that you can hardly feel on the end of your finger.


about as heavy
                as a raisin...


a paper clip...

 
or a dime.


A table-tennis (ping-pong)
ball is
the mass of
about 5 g.

A golf ball is about
50 g.

2 scoops of ice cream
is the
mass of about 100 grams.

The quantity of meat in a
medium sized
hamburger
paddy is about 100 grams.

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 1000 times.
So, 1000 g (grams) is the mass of
1 kg (kilogram).
Pronounced "KILL-oh-gram" NOT "kill-AH-gram".

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)