The Metric System: Metric and Scientific Notation

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.


Online Conversion - Over 5,000 units, and 30,000 conversions.

Unit Conversion Tutorials

F. Senese, Frostburg State U. - From General Chemistry Online, tutorials on converting scientific units.


Ben-Cam Intermedia - An extensive unit conversion calculator.

Unit Conversion Calculator

A user friendly metric and other unit conversion calculator.

Further Exploration

The Metric System - A Concise Reference

D. Bartlett - As titled, a concise guide to using the metric system.

Math Skills Review: Scientific Notation

Texas A & M university - a resource of scientific notation practice.

International System of Units

National Institute of Standards - A guide to units and the metric system.

Metric Internet Links

National Institute of Standards and Technology - Reference to metric conversion products and scientific sites.

The Metric System - how it got its name

from the Mad Scientist network

Anglo-Saxon Weights and Measures

Towards a Metric America

NIST - A history of U.S. efforts to go metric.

News & Events

Metric Error Dooms Mars Orbiter


Current Science News

News from around the world of science.


Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


WWW Unit Converter

Digital Dutch - A fast, easy to use conversion calculator.

Uncertainty in Measurement

F. Senese - an interactive tutorial on measurement uncertainty.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education