Metric System Conversions Song | Measurement by NUMBEROCK

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This song about Metric length goes over only MM, CM, M, and KM for students who are at grade levels that don’t cover all of the metric prefixes.



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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This video addresses the following Common Core Standards:

4.MD (Solve problems involving measurement and conversions of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.)

5.MD (Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.)

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1 year ago

This is the worst website not

2 months ago

NUMBEROCK love your songs

6 months ago

This is my favorite of yurs

10 months ago

cool 10 milimeter 1 centemiters

11 months ago


1 year ago

It's OK I guess :/

1 day ago

My teacher plays this everyday for science mrs. Buckman if u see this plz quit

1 day ago

Who liked my comment was it u mrs. buckman

1 day ago

I am learning this is 4th grade lol

4 days ago


1 week ago

Dear Mrs. Pare
I think this song is good if you are reading this and showing it in class then you won't know who it is from:zyon

1 week ago

Inn cM cM cMall

1 week ago

My 4th grade Teacher used this song to teach us XD

1 week ago

I did use this song for math in the Netherlands

1 week ago


2 weeks ago

this is my Jam

2 weeks ago

Same 😂😂

1 week ago


2 weeks ago

Hi this is Parker

2 weeks ago

Currently listening on repeat. My new jam until I get it down.

3 weeks ago

lol this is cringy but I still have to watch it in school :/

4 weeks ago

hi class you guys are awsome

1 month ago

mr a avila armando nos puso ese video

1 month ago

We did this in 4th grade and I still remember the entire song it was so iconic in our class XD

1 month ago

Milimeter XD why does he talk Like that

1 month ago

Me and my class love this

1 month ago