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Metric System Crossword Puzzle

Across
2 unit for measuring weight or mass
5 a fine grain may weigh a ________
7 abbreviation for hectoliter
9 used to measure long distances (i.e. distance between Ennis and Dallas)
12 unit for measuring volume
14 to convert 3465 centimeters to meters move the decimal ____ places to the left
15 about the width of an fingernail
16 unit for measuring length
18 metric prefix for ten
19 metric prefix for hundred

Down
1 abbreviation for dekagram
3 about the width of an eyelash
4 3000 milligrams = ______ grams
6 an eyedrop is an example of which unit
8 metric prefix for 1/10
10 5kg = five ________ grams
11 about the weight of a textbook
13 metric system is based on the powers of ______
17 two centimeters = ___ millimeters

Bonus:
1. ____________________________ metric prefix for 1/100

2. move the ____________________ to convert metric units

3. 45 liters = .45 _______________________

4. metric prefix for 1000 _________________________________

5. about the distance from a doorknob to the floor – one _________________

6. metric prefix for 1 / 1000 __________________________

Solution

Across:
2 Grams
5 Milligram
7 HL
9 Kilometer
12 Liters
14 Two
15 Centimeter
16 Meters
18 Deka
19 Hecto

Down:

1 Dag
3 Millimeter
4 Three
6 Milliliter
8 Deci
10 Thousand
11 Kilogram
13 Ten
17 Twenty

1. centi
2. decimal
3. hectoliters
4. kilo
5. meter
6. milli

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