SC Metric Week

Each year, the week containing 10 October — the tenth day of the tenth month — is National Metric Week.

South Carolina Metric Week  Governor’s Proclamation

Celebrating Metric Week in South Carolina  is a very important opportunity for K-12 students. An announcement at each school in your district and encouragement of metric system activities during and after Metric Week would be an excellent idea. (Some easy-to-use ideas on celebrating Metric Week are available online at:  or

The following documents are listed on the SC Academy of Sciences site above:

(1) Cover Letter on SCAS LH 2020Download

(2) South Carolina Metric Week 2020 Oct 4 – 10 Printable VersionDownload

(3) National Institute of Science & Technolgy (NIST) Metric 2020Download

(4) A & B – METWK 2020 YEAR LONG Activities pages = 2Download

(5) DoE Scale of Things Nano Micro, Macro 2020Download

(6) Test Metric and Nanotechnology 15 questions fold version 2020 Grades 6 – 12 Pages = 2Download

(7) Important in SI Metric Symbols and Usage for Metric Week 2020 pages = 2Download

(8) Front Metric True and False Quiz 2020Download

(8) back Metric the choice is yours by dmj fall 2020Download

(9) Advantages of teaching the metric system, Definitions of metric terms and Questions that strenghhen understading of metric. 2020 pages = 8Download

(10) Art for School wall display Interrelationship between Lenght, Volume and Mass 2020Download

(11) Some Questions that Challenge Def of Ansgstrom & Order of Magnitude 2020Download

(12) Some Questions that Challenge Def of Ansgstrom & Order of Magnitude ANSWER KEY 2020Download

(13) Yocto 10^-24 to Yotta 10^24 in word has pronunciations Metric Prefixes 2020Download

We want you to know the opportunities offered to Teachers and Students by the National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) Metric Program.

Also, USMA Site is a good site for information.


As you know very well, companies (which will eventually employ many of our students are gradually producing products to metric system standards. This means that the jobs of tomorrow will require employees to be able to use metric units.

The South Carolina Metric Proclamation is distributed to all public and private schools in South Carolina and is recommended and approved by the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS), coordinated with the Office of Metric Programs at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), part of the U.S Department of Commerce and the Center for Science Education at USC. Special thanks go to the Govenor of South Carolina for support of this worthwhile endeavor.

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