One liter will equal 1 kilogram.

The metric system uses the decimal system and increases units in multiples of ten that are applied to basic measurements. This makes calculations more simplified and uniform. A one ounce volume of water also weighs one ounce and one pint of water will weigh one pound. The metric system also works in this way. One liter of water will weigh one kilogram (kg). Therefore, a milliliter will weigh one gram and will have a volume of one cubic centimeter.

Basic measurements for the metric system are:

· Gram (mass or weight)

· Meter (length)

· Liter (capacity or volume)

· Celsius (temperature)

From smallest to largest, metric units are nano (or 1/1,000,000,000), micro (or 1/1,000,000), milli (or 1/100), deci (or 10), centi (or 100) and kilo (1,000). A gram is one unit of weight. A kilogram is one thousand grams. A meter is one unit of length. A decimeter is ten meters.

The metric system is widely accepted all over the world, especially in science.

· Distance and Length: The meter is the metric unit that measures distances and lengths. A kilometer measures one thousand meters. For measurements that are finer, fractions of the meter will be used, for example the centimeter and the millimeter.

· Weight and Mass: The gram is the metric unit that measures mass. One kilogram is a thousand grams. This equals about 2.24 pounds. One metric ton will weigh one thousand kg. Milligrams describe the mass of smaller doses or items.

· Volume: The liter is the metric unit that measures volume. It describes mass and length in water. One liter is 1,000 cubic cm (centimeters) and its weight is one kilogram.

· Energy: The joule is the metric unit that measures energy. A joule is needed in raising the temperature by 1 degree Centigrade in one milliliter (ml) of water. Energy is normally reported in kj (kilojoules) and also in kilowatts.

The metric system uses the decimal system and increases units in multiples of ten that are applied to basic measurements. This makes calculations more simplified and uniform. A one ounce volume of water also weighs one ounce and one pint of water will weigh one pound. The metric system also works in this way. One liter of water will weigh one kilogram (kg). Therefore, a milliliter will weigh one gram and will have a volume of one cubic centimeter.

Basic measurements for the metric system are:

· Gram (mass or weight)

· Meter (length)

· Liter (capacity or volume)

· Celsius (temperature)

From smallest to largest, metric units are nano (or 1/1,000,000,000), micro (or 1/1,000,000), milli (or 1/100), deci (or 10), centi (or 100) and kilo (1,000). A gram is one unit of weight. A kilogram is one thousand grams. A meter is one unit of length. A decimeter is ten meters.

The metric system is widely accepted all over the world, especially in science.

· Distance and Length: The meter is the metric unit that measures distances and lengths. A kilometer measures one thousand meters. For measurements that are finer, fractions of the meter will be used, for example the centimeter and the millimeter.

· Weight and Mass: The gram is the metric unit that measures mass. One kilogram is a thousand grams. This equals about 2.24 pounds. One metric ton will weigh one thousand kg. Milligrams describe the mass of smaller doses or items.

· Volume: The liter is the metric unit that measures volume. It describes mass and length in water. One liter is 1,000 cubic cm (centimeters) and its weight is one kilogram.

· Energy: The joule is the metric unit that measures energy. A joule is needed in raising the temperature by 1 degree Centigrade in one milliliter (ml) of water. Energy is normally reported in kj (kilojoules) and also in kilowatts.