SC Metric Week

Each year, the week containing 10 October — the tenth day of the tenth month — is National Metric Week.

South Carolina Metric Week  Governor’s Proclamation

Celebrating Metric Week in South Carolina  is a very important opportunity for K-12 students. An announcement at each school in your district and encouragement of metric system activities during and after Metric Week would be an excellent idea. (Some easy-to-use ideas on celebrating Metric Week are available online at:  or

Documents pertaining to Metric Week are listed on the SC Academy of Sciences site above, or via this direct link.

We want you to know the opportunities offered to Teachers and Students by the National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) Metric Program.

Also, USMA Site is a good site for information.

SCETV also has some resources on measurement in general:


As you know very well, companies (which will eventually employ many of our students are gradually producing products to metric system standards. This means that the jobs of tomorrow will require employees to be able to use metric units.

The South Carolina Metric Proclamation is distributed to all public and private schools in South Carolina and is recommended and approved by the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS), coordinated with the Office of Metric Programs at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), part of the U.S Department of Commerce and the Center for Science Education at USC. Special thanks go to the Govenor of South Carolina for support of this worthwhile endeavor.

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