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The International System of Units is called "SI"
and is the Metric Measurement used in America.

gram (g)
Use the Symbol g

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).

NOTE:
Originally convention had it that the gram was
to be the base unit for MASS
but familiarity and convenience seemed to determine
that the kilogram be the Base Unit for MASS.
Because it is all Simply Related in 10.

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

as a raisin...

a paper clip...

or a dime.

A table-tennis (ping-pong) ball is the mass of

A golf ball is about 50 g...
and so is a
medium sized egg.

The quantity of meat in a medium sized
100 grams (100 g)

What's more?
2 scoops of ice cream are the

(Singular or plural the Symbol is g)

A handful of nuts is the

(Singular or plural the Symbol is g)

A medium sized
apple or tomato