Metric System Song

A silly millimeter, said I’m way too small,
I can’t measure large things, I’m no use at all!
9 more millimeters, they gathered in a group,
Became a centimeter, sat down to have some soup…

Millimeters, millimeters
Centimeters, centimeters,
good to measure things of smaller lengths,
Meters, meters, meters, meters
Kilometers, kilometers
Longer,
Measures are their strengths,
Use the metric, metric system,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…
Measurement makes lots of sense,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…

A Centimeter measured, small things it wasn’t hard,
It said, we’re not the best choice, to measure the backyard!
100 centimeters, they gathered in a group,
Became a single meter, sat down to have some soup…

Millimeters, millimeters
Centimeters, centimeters,
good to measure things of smaller lengths,
Meters, meters, meters, meters
Kilometers, kilometers
Longer,
Measures are their strengths,
Use the metric, metric system,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…
Measurement makes lots of sense,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…

Meters measured big things, yes, things that were quite large,
They said we measure buildings, airplanes, or a barge!
But we’re not great for instance, when things are super long,
We could be used for distance, but we might get it wrong!
1000 happy meters, they gathered in a group,
Became a kilometer, sat down to have some soup.

Millimeters, millimeters
Centimeters, centimeters,
good to measure things of smaller lengths,
Meters, meters, meters, meters
Kilometers, kilometers
Longer,
Measures are their strengths,
Use the metric, metric system,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…
Measurement makes lots of sense,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…

Some Kilometers measured, across the country’s width,
We can measure distance, no and, or but, or if…
But now we have to measure a tiny yellow dot,
Can’t use kilometers, we’re no good, we’re not!
Hey little millimeter, come here now, come here quick,
We can’t measure small things, but you will do the trick!

Millimeters, millimeters
Centimeters, centimeters,
good to measure things of smaller lengths,
Meters, meters, meters, meters
Kilometers, kilometers
Longer,
Measures are their strengths,
Use the metric, metric system,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…
Measurement makes lots of sense,
Multiply/divide by tens,
The metric system’s easy, it’s our friend…