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 measurements is my cornerstone. I like the stuff about the metric calendar best.

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Metric System

  1. 1. Metric System<br />Connections and Why We Use It<br />
  2. 2. Before Metric<br />Subjective, Variable and Confusing<br />
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  4. 4. Volume<br />3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon<br />3 tablespoons = a jigger<br />2 tablespoons is 1 fluid ounce<br />8 fluid ounces = 1 cup<br />2 cups = 1 pint<br />2 pints = 1 quart<br />4 quarts = 1 gallon<br />55 gallons = 1 barrel of oil<br />63 gallons = 1 hogshead<br />
  5. 5. Length: Distance<br />METER<br />
  6. 6. Volume: How Much Something Holds<br />LITER<br />
  7. 7. Mass: Density/Weight Related<br />GRAM<br />
  8. 8. Metric Basics to Remember<br />
  9. 9. French Republic Adopts Metric: 1791<br />
  10. 10. French Revolution Ideals<br />Liberty<br />Fraternity<br />Equality<br /> 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.<br />
  11. 11. How They Got the Meter<br />Distance from equator to pole.<br />Divide by 10,000<br />One meter<br />
  12. 12. How Length Becomes Volume<br />0.1 meter<br />0.1 meter<br />0.1 meter<br />
  13. 13. 1 Liter<br />0.1 meter<br />0.1 meter<br />0.1 meter<br />
  14. 14. How Volume Becomes Mass<br />
  15. 15. 1 Kilogram<br />
  16. 16. Relationship<br />0.1 cubic meter =1 liter<br />1 liter = 1 kilogram of water<br />1 kilogram of water = 0.1 cubic meter<br />0.1 cubic meter….<br />
  17. 17. 1 g = 1 cm2 = 1ml<br />
  18. 18. Length<br />10 millimeters = 1 centimeter<br />10 centimeters = 1 decimeter<br />10 decimeters = 1 meter<br />10 meters = 1 decameter<br />10 decameters = 1 heptameter<br />10 heptameters = 1 kilometer<br />
  19. 19. 1 Meter<br />1000 millimeters <br />100 centimeters<br />10 decimeters<br />1 meter<br />0.1 decameters<br />0.01 heptameters <br />0.001 kilometer<br />
  20. 20. Words Having Meaning (in Latin)<br />Milli = one thousandth<br />Centi = one-hundreth<br />Deci = one-tenth<br />Meter = Measure<br />Deca = ten<br />Hepto = one hundred<br />Kilo = one thousand<br />
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  22. 22. Metric Nuttiness<br />Taking a good thing too far….<br />
  23. 23. Metric Time<br /> 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.<br /> The hundredth part of the hour is called decimal minute; the hundredth part of the minute is called decimal second.<br />
  24. 24. Metric Calendar<br /> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=French_Republican_Calendar&oldid=304486375<br />

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