The NIST Metric Program invites you to celebrate National Metric Week, October 9 to 15, 2022, an annual event that occurs during the week containing the tenth day of the tenth month. Celebrate the 7 SI base units with 7 days of measurement fun and the NIST Guardians of the SI Superheroes! Communities across the country observe this educational holiday to raise awareness about the Metric System and the benefits of use in everyday life.
Share your organization’s plans with your community. Review and expand the SI education resources available on your website. Tag @nist and use the hashtag #MetricWeek on related social media posts. Enjoy Running Out of Time, an animated video featuring the SI Superheroes race to keep the world's satellite navigation system "on time."
Explain how to request a free NIST SI Teacher Kit. View Mass Hysteria, where Monsieur Kilogram is kidnapped by the nefarious Major Uncertainty, putting the world’s measurements of mass in jeopardy. Make a DIY Lego Kibble Balance.
Practice “powers of 10” thinking. Watch the classic 1977 video. Construct a 1 liter cube and estimate the length, area, and volume of household items. Download, print, and display the updated NIST SI Relationships poster (SP 1247) in your home office or workspace.
Demonstrate how to use metric ruler. Challenge your friends to a virtual Mini-Metric Olympics. Share the benefits of SI professional development and how to become a Certified Metrication Specialist (CMS). Explain how to use common SI prefixes to easily change the magnitude of a quantity.
Play five question rounds of the NIST Metric Trivia Quiz using your Alexa voice personal assistant. Students are beginning to prepare for upcoming state and national science fairs. Learn more about the USMA Science Fair Awards Program and the free science fair judging guide. Explore the 7 defining constants that form the basis of all SI units.
Learn more about U.S. metrication opportunities, case studies, and more. Discover how Going Metric Pays Off for U.S. industry. Share the USMA/Blake Family Foundation Metric Award information with a local high school senior or metric system champion who’s promoting SI use in their community. Share photos of Metric Week activities on social media (@nist) with the hashtag #MetricWeek.
Bake a batch of delicious Metric Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy watching the SI Superheroes use their measurement powers in Desperate Measures to help a stranded soccer player get home. Envision a SI Superheroes inspired Halloween costume! Break out the colored pencils and get creative! These NIST coloring sheets represent the 7 superhero characters along with their supervillain nemesis.
Learn more about U.S. professional education organization positions on teaching the SI.