This is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Official abbreviations and conversions are given. Additional information on SI is included. A great reference for all science teachers.


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SI units standards metric



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-10-01.

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This Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI) (2008) has been prepared by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to assist members of the NIST staff and others in the use of the SI in their work. This 90-page document pretty much answers every question you might ever have about base units, rounding, typeface, conversions, and much, much more. This is a solid reference for any science or math teacher.
Christine Mytko
October 1, 2011

I'm not gonna lie to you - when I went to open this up, I assumed the guide would be dry and boring. However, I checked out the National Institute Standards and Technology site, and just spent a good chunk of time going through all of the material. The guide itself answers pretty much every question I've ever had about the Metric System!

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