1A10.30 - Metric vs. English Demos - Yard & Meter

Code Number:
1A10.30
Demo Title:
Metric vs. English Demos - Yard & Meter
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Units of Measure
Area of Study:
Mechanics
Equipment:
Meter sticks and yard sticks, stopwatch.
Procedure:

No advance notice required, set up as shown.

The standard meter bars are in wooden boxes located with the rest of the meter sticks.

References:
  • William Hooper, "Star Wars Goes Metric", TPT, Vol. 26, #5, May 1988, p. 307.
  • William Hooper, "The Walking Meterstick", TPT, Vol. 25, #4, Apr. 1987, p. 236.
  • William Hooper, "The Meter is Redefined", TPT, Vol. 24, #1, p. 52, Jan. 1987.
  • J.L. Heilbron, "The Politics of the Meter Stick", AJP, 57, #11, Nov. 1989, p. 988.
  • P. Giacomo, "The New Definition of the Meter", AJP, Vol. 52, #7, July 1984, p. 607.
  • Borislaw Bilash II, David Maiullo, "How Close Can You Get?", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 12.
  • M- 016:  "Painted Meter Stick", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.

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