Unit Conversion: Dimensional Analysis

by Donald G Wiggins, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

Mars Climate Orbiter

NASA – the official Mars Climate Orbiter website

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

K. Felder – a lesson on dimensional analysis

Math Skills Review

Texas A&M University – a lesson on dimensional analysis

News & Events

Human error caused loss of Mars orbiter


Metric Moon



Mars Rover Mission

the official NASA site for a very successful (and still ongoing) Mars exploration mission

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


WWW Unit Converter

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

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

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