- Metric System
Reflect on what you have learned, or re-learned about the metric system. Did you remember the prefixes and their values? Did you remember how to convert from cm to mm, or kg to gram for example? How confident do you feel about understanding and using the metric system?
Do you feel confident about which measuring tools to use? For example, when might a transfer pipette be appropriate over a micropipette? Do you feel confident measuring 0.3ml with a 1.0ml serological pipette?
- What do you need more assistance or practice with? What do you need to do to understand the metric or measuring better?
Update of sorts on the current status of the teaching and use of the metric system in the U.S.:
More than you might want to know about the history of the metric system, but a short read:
Contributors and Attributions
Kelly C. Burke (College of the Canyons)