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Video Description:

This song is about real life examples of the most common units of metric length. Find out that a millimeter is about the length of a grain of sand, a staple from side to side is about a centimeter, and so much more!

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Aligned With Common Core Standards 4.MD.1 & 5.MD.1 and TEK Standards 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C & 5.7A

Metric System Song Lyrics:

A millimeter you can understand,
Is about as long as a grain of sand.
When you buy food at lunchtime,
It's about the thickness of a dime.
A staple from side to side
Is about a centimeter wide.
A fingernail on a girl or guy
Is about a centimeter high.

10 Millimeters = 1 Centimeter
100 Centimeters = 1 Meter
1000 Meters = 1 Kilometer
And it's the same for grams and liters.

A schoolbus' diameter
Is about 1 meter.
And a meter is about as far,
As the length of a guitar.
10 soccer (football) fields in a row
About a kilometer you'll go.
It's about how far you walk
If you cross 12 city blocks.

Imagine holding a grain of sand
About a Millimeter
Or a marble in your hand
About a Centimeter
A door handle from the floor
About a Meter
A 10-minute walk on the shore
About a Kilometer

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