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Metric Week

Metric Week in South Carolina is coordinated with National Metric Week which occurs during the week each year that contains October 10.  This week is used because the metric system is a decimal system based on 10s.

With help from the State Department of Education, the South Carolina Academy of Science and University of South Carolina, Center for Science Education, copies of this proclamation are emailed to all school principals in the State, and to all sponsors of both the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS), the South Carolina Middle and Elementary School Academy of Science (MESAS), and the Leading Teachers for the Department of Defense South Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for use in Metric Week activities and promotions. Our nation has partially (more than 40%) adopted the Metric System, and its usage continues to increase as awareness grows.

Metric Proclamation is emailed to all schools in South Carolina, public, private, chartered and home schools and includes year around activities developed by the staff of the Center for Science Education for students and teachers to use. This project is also coordinate with the National Institute of Science &Technology (NIST).

Metric Week Documents


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