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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Attention Teachers and Parents
3. Weekly Topic: Metric System
4. Link to Metric System
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management

#1. September 21, 2005

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

This just arrived in my mailbox.

Dear Barbara,
I am a teacher in Long Beach, Mississippi. Our school, Harper McCaughan Elementary, was totally devastated. We will be beginning school in mobile classrooms on October 3 with no knowledge of anything that we have nor any knowledge of how many students will be there. Of my 22, I have only been able to locate 3 … [click to continue reading
Help Needed in Long Beach, MS]

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Attention Teachers and Parents

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#3. Metric System

by Barbara J. Feldman

Metric System Printable (** for premium members only)

Here in the states, we’re stuck between two measurement systems: the U.S. standard of inches, feet, yards, miles, ounces and pounds, and the decimal-based metric system. How big is the bottle of soda you’re bringing to the class party? It’s two liters. But that can of soda you drink after school? It’s twelve ounces! Learn more about metrification at the following sites, and you’ll be ready to celebrate National Metric Week next month October 9 -15.

AAA Math: Measurements
I really like the AAA Math site, but sometimes their choice of background colors is simply terrible. So, ignoring the bright red and orange pages, you’ll want to visit their Measurements page for K-8 lessons and interactive quizzes on metric prefixes (such as “kilo”, “hecto” and “deca”), symbols, and values. And more lessons and quizzes on metric mass, length, volume and temperature.

Convert Me: Metric Conversions
Convert-me.com provides interactive metric conversion calculators for over a thousand units and measurements. For example, to convert five ounces to metric, begin by navigating to the weight page. Then scroll down until you see the unit you know (ounces) and enter “5” into the calculator field. On the Metric Conversions home page, you’ll find a handy chart of twenty-one metric prefixes, and a brief history of the metric system.

MSN Encarta: Metric System
“One way to visualize a meter is to think of the distance from the floor to the top of a doorknob, or the distance from the edge of an adult’s shoulder to the end of the opposite outstretched arm.” This two-page Encarta encyclopedia article covers both the history of the metric system, and its usage. To explore related articles (such as “International System of Units”) you will need to activate a free two-hour Encarta pass by entering Encarta through an MSN Search page.

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#4. Link to Metric System

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#5. Note from a Subscriber

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#6. Related Games

Metric System Word Search

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