Music video. Ask students to take
pictures at 10: 10 on 10/10/10, which
will be on a Sunday. Use the pictures
to create a class music video using
Animoto to mark the occasion.
I invite you to think of other metric ideas to share with your students.
This year, as we celebrate a big metric
milestone—a date and time of all 10s
that won’t happen again for another
100 years—challenge your students to
remember it, and in doing so, teach
them about the metric system.
BIPM homepage: www.bipm.org/en/home
Educator’s Reference Desk: www.eduref.org
eHow, “How To Teach the Metric System”:
Making Measurement Simple: The Metric
Powers of Ten, based on the film by Charles
and Ray Eames: www.powersof10.com
USMA National Metric Week: http://lamar.
U.S. Metric Association: http://lamar.colostate.
—Joanne Barrett is a teacher and technology
coordinator for The Out-of-Door Academy, an
independent K– 12 school in Sarasota, Florida.
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