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Metric System

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The end of our short metric history unit, this was designed as an overview to the basic themes of why we use metric (or should). A stress on science and the democratic nature of science and ten-based …

The end of our short metric history unit, this was designed as an overview to the basic themes of why we use metric (or should). A stress on science and the democratic nature of science and ten-based measurements is my cornerstone. I like the stuff about the metric calendar best.

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  • 1. Metric System
    Connections and Why We Use It
  • 2. Before Metric
    Subjective, Variable and Confusing
  • 3.
  • 4. Volume
    3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
    3 tablespoons = a jigger
    2 tablespoons is 1 fluid ounce
    8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
    2 cups = 1 pint
    2 pints = 1 quart
    4 quarts = 1 gallon
    55 gallons = 1 barrel of oil
    63 gallons = 1 hogshead
  • 5. Length: Distance
    METER
  • 6. Volume: How Much Something Holds
    LITER
  • 7. Mass: Density/Weight Related
    GRAM
  • 8. Metric Basics to Remember
  • 9. French Republic Adopts Metric: 1791
  • 10. French Revolution Ideals
    Liberty
    Fraternity
    Equality
    The metric system was not based on kings or trade guilds, or used archaic and seemingly random conversion numbers, but on the Earth and a ten base.
  • 11. How They Got the Meter
    Distance from equator to pole.
    Divide by 10,000
    One meter
  • 12. How Length Becomes Volume
    0.1 meter
    0.1 meter
    0.1 meter
  • 13. 1 Liter
    0.1 meter
    0.1 meter
    0.1 meter
  • 14. How Volume Becomes Mass
  • 15. 1 Kilogram
  • 16. Relationship
    0.1 cubic meter =1 liter
    1 liter = 1 kilogram of water
    1 kilogram of water = 0.1 cubic meter
    0.1 cubic meter….
  • 17. 1 g = 1 cm2 = 1ml
  • 18. Length
    10 millimeters = 1 centimeter
    10 centimeters = 1 decimeter
    10 decimeters = 1 meter
    10 meters = 1 decameter
    10 decameters = 1 heptameter
    10 heptameters = 1 kilometer
  • 19. 1 Meter
    1000 millimeters
    100 centimeters
    10 decimeters
    1 meter
    0.1 decameters
    0.01 heptameters
    0.001 kilometer
  • 20. Words Having Meaning (in Latin)
    Milli = one thousandth
    Centi = one-hundreth
    Deci = one-tenth
    Meter = Measure
    Deca = ten
    Hepto = one hundred
    Kilo = one thousand
  • 21.
  • 22. Metric Nuttiness
    Taking a good thing too far….
  • 23. Metric Time
    The day, from midnight to midnight, is divided into ten parts, each part into ten others, so on until the smallest measurable portion of duration.
    The hundredth part of the hour is called decimal minute; the hundredth part of the minute is called decimal second.
  • 24. Metric Calendar
    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=French_Republican_Calendar&oldid=304486375

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