# Thread: Wanted: Metric System Examples

1. ## Wanted: Metric System Examples

I'm doing a math project on the metric system where I need 100 examples of the following:

- millimeters
- centimeters
- meters
- kilometers

- milliliters
- liters
- kiloliters

- milligrams
- grams
- kilograms

It's 100 items in total, and I would just like a couple of ideas to start off with. I know that you can measure anything in centimeters and such in theory, but it has to be appropriate for that item. (Like you can't say to measure a football field in millimeters.)

I'll be grateful for any examples that you can provide.

2. Originally Posted by hellogoodbye
I'm doing a math project on the metric system where I need 100 examples of the following:

- millimeters <<< small insects, coins, small screws or nuts, small fruits, ...
- centimeters <<< furniture, boxes and parcels, parts of a corpse (finger, nose, hair,...) length of animals, length of vehicles, ...
- meters <<< buildings, trees, length of trains of ships of planes, height of mountains, ...
- kilometers

- milliliters
- liters
- kiloliters <<< in Germany this is called a cubic meter, but there exists hektoliter (hl) which is used to measure large quatities of wine, beer or milk.

- milligrams
- grams
- kilograms

It's 100 items in total, and I would just like a couple of ideas to start off with. I know that you can measure anything in centimeters and such in theory, but it has to be appropriate for that item. (Like you can't say to measure a football field in millimeters.)<<<<<< why not? Of course it's unusual but you can do it!

I'll be grateful for any examples that you can provide.
I have to hurry now - maybe I'm back later.

3. Originally Posted by earboth
I have to hurry now - maybe I'm back later.
Haha, thanks. (:

And it is possible, it just wouldn't make much sense. :P