Celebrate Metric Day (10/10) with The Simpsons’ Mr. Burns
(See below for where Mr. Burns fits in)
Even though the US still hasn’t fully adopted the metric system (see map below: green countries use metric), it’s still ever-present in our lives. Check out the metric system teaching resources available on BetterLesson.
We’ve highlighted below some particularly interesting activities for teaching about the metric system:
Metric Reference Guide (MS Science) by Chris Cullen
Converting to and from Metric (MS Science) by David Kujawski
Metric System Lesson for HS Physics by Dan Rosen, with Video Clip from The Simpsons spoofing the ability of Americans to comprehend metric measurements (at about 0:50): “Seemed heavy when I ordered it.” (a 1000 gram weight) – Mr. Burns
Metrics Estimation Olympics by Brent Maddin
Enjoy, and happy Metric Day!