Mnemonic Device: Kings Hate Dragons Because Dragons Can’t Make Money.
Explanation: to remember the Metric prefixes, or the decimal ladder, and base unit (Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro).
Great Mighty King Henry Died By Drinking Chunky Milk
- Giga, Mega, Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli
- King Henry Died Bloated Drinking Chocolate Milk
Good Models Know How Dunkin Donuts Can Make U Not Petit
- Giga, Mega, Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro (symbol looks like a “U”), Nano, Pico
Kittens Hate Dogs But Do Chase Mice
- Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli
- The Great Medieval Killer Hates Dragons, Dragons Cry More Musically Now, Peep.
The Great Mighty King Henry Died By Drinking Chunky Milk, Nes Pa?
- Terra, Giga, Mega, Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro (symbol looks like a “U”), Nano, Pico
Yawning Zebras Expect Promptness Towards Great Magnanimous Kings; Determined Centaurs Make Messes Nicely Pushing Feminism At Zebras’ Yearnings.
- for the prefixes that go from 10^24 -10^-24: Yotta, Zetta, Exa, Peta, Tera, Giga, Mega, Kilo, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro, Nano, Pico, Femto, Atto, Zepto, Yocto.
This is another way to learn the metric system from milli to mega (as opposed to kilo down to milli);
Millipedes and Centipedes ate Daisies on U’r Deck, so Hector Killed Many.
- Millipedes (milli); Centipedes (Centi); Daisies (Deci); U’r (Unit); Deck (Deca); Hector (Hecto); Killed (Kilo); Many (Mega).
Information from Wikipedia Metric prefix:
A metric prefix, or SI prefix, is a unit prefix that precedes a basic unit of measure, to indicate a decadic multiple or fraction of the unit. Each prefix has a unique symbol that is prepended to the unit symbol. The prefix kilo-, for example, may be added to gram to indicate multiplication by one thousand; one kilogram is equal to one thousand grams. The prefix centi-, likewise, may be added to metre to indicate division by one hundred; one centimetre is equal to one hundredth of a metre.
Weight: measured in grams, 1kg is one kilogram = 1000 grams ~ approximately 2 lb or 3.3 oz
Length/distance: measured in meters, 1km is one kilometer = 1000 meters ~ approximately 1093 yd
Volume: measured in liters, 1l is one liter = 1000 milliliter or 1000 ml ~ approximately 2.1134 US pt lqd.