ERIC Number: ED150415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Metric Usage (First Edition).
American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.
Guidelines for changing to the metric system of measurement with regard to all phases of home economics are presented in this handbook. Topics covered include the following: (1) history of the metric system, (2) the International System of Units (SI): derived units of length, mass, time, and electric current; temperature; luminous intensity; prefixes; amount of substance; tables of SI, and common metric units and symbols, (3) soft and hard conversion, (4) metric usage in home economics in the areas of food, nutrition, clothing, housing and home furnishings, and household equipment, (5) general style and usage for abbreviations, symbols, capitals, compound units, decimals, derived units, nomenclature, plurals, spacing, conversion, rounding, metric arithmetic, and pronunciation, and (6) learning activities: food, nutrition, clothing, home furnishings, and household equipment. Appendixes contain information on conversion factors, provide conversion tables (for volume, temperature, gauge pressure at sea level and boiling point of water, and oven temperature in degrees Celsius), references, a selected bibliography for metrication in home economics, and guidelines for selecting metric instructional materials. (TA)
Descriptors: Guides, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Learning Activities, Measurement, Media Selection, Metric System, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Teaching Guides
American Home Economics Association, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC.