Herman learns that the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that is not fully metric. The Man from Metrics shows Herman some of the basic concepts of metric measurement, explains it's advantages and offers suggestions on how to make the metric conversion. Run time 15 minutes.
The MLAG's, the metric prefix family, help Bernadette understand that all metric units are stated in decimals because the metric system is based on multiples and divisions of ten. She returns to Meter Park where Deka-Deci explains the origions of his name as he demonstrates how quantities of ice cream and soft drinks are packaged using the Metric System in Liter Land. Run time 7:30.
Winner: 1977 Instructor Magazine-One of the best 20 educational films of the past three years. With the "strength of ten" Metric Man shows that metric measures of length - the millimeter, centimeter, meter, and kilometer - are easier to use than common measures. He explains the relationship between the metric and decimal systems while a musical group introduces the metric prefixes. Run time 15 minutes.
This episode is one in a series of five, where recognizable icons of American movie folklore show us how the metric system has changed their worlds for the better. Here Steve, a student, is confused about the use of decimals and exponents in metrics until Zero appears. With Zero, Steve learns how the mark of Zero - the decimal point and, by extension, the decimal system and use of exponents - makes calculating easier. Run time 15 minutes.
In this live action episode, the "Admiral" and his new found young friends find themselves being educated by a friendly alien intelligence to become emmisaries in teaching others about the metric system. Amazingly the onboard computer shows them some of the video on this website! When the Admiral refuses metric conversion, the kids slowly wear the old curmudgeon down with their song and dance routines. Run time 24 minutes.
This is one of three bonus productions that are highly informative and entertaining on body awareness for children. This beautifully animated story introduces Scott McGrout who takes a fascinating journey through the human body. This episode teaches how important each part of the body is and how each part works together to keep the body healthy and strong. Run time 33 minutes.
We use Celsius, when measuring temperature.
We use Celsius, to find degress.
And in Celsius, normal body temperature,
is thirty-seven degrees.
Zero degrees in Celcius makes water freeze.
And twenty-five is a warm time to play.
One hundred degrees in Celsius makes water boil,
and tweny-five is a beautiful day.
Honor your partner, honor your neighbor,
the square meter dance is no labor.
Face your partner and do-si-do,
it's what you know that makes you go.
One step forward, a step to the side,
a half meter long, a half meter wide.
The more you know the faster you go,
and this is how you do-si-do,
a half meter forward, a half meter side,
a half meter long, a half meter wide...
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