International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International System of Units during our International Year of Chemistry

Idea by Sally Mitchell   |   added on Jan 28, 2011 12:10AM Suggestion Suggestion
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SI is the international system of units used by chemists all over the world to communicate. Unfortunately, many citizens do not know this language and struggle to communicate with the rest of the world. Demand metric only measurements used in all public schools in the USA. Make 2011, a truly international year.

The International System of Units (Modern Metric System) is the measurement system used in chemistry.  Unfortunately, many students in the USA struggle with measurement because they are taught a dual-system of measurement and because the general public is not exposed to its use at home and in everyday life.  If the USA would just stop and reflect on science and technology, we would realize that the USA is a metric nation.  We need to put the "Inch-Pound System of measurement" into the history books and move forward with educating our nation so that we can communicate with the rest of the world in areas such as chemistry.  We need to stop teaching the Inch-Pound system and finally get on board with the rest of the world with this coherent system of measurement.

Topic: engaging the youth, history of chemistry, presentations, science fair, chemistry olympiad Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, high schools, school children, scientists, teachers, educators, professional chemists, tertiary education, iyc enthusiasts, international, global
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