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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.

50 g.

2 scoops of ice cream
is the

 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

### 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)