METRIC VIDEO COMPETITION
The #1 Metric Primer (see details below) video is the most important one, and it will be required first. It should have a strong section on Why Metric as well as displaying the electronic Metric Cube with its important metric education material. Each video should run about 30 seconds to ten minutes, and I plan to produce 10 to 20 Public Service Announcements (PSA) from the videos.
The seven videos listed below will be needed to promote and educate the public on the advantages resulted from us in the USA converting to the metric system of measure. The best videos will be shown on a number of distribution channels such as TV, Internet websites, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The public opinion polls will be run each year, and once the public is favoring the metric system, the elected officials will help coordinate the transition. The important details about the metric system and how it relates to our customary Inch-Gallon-Pound system is shown below under heading METRIC VIDEOS or on the website: http://www.GOmetricUSA.org Chapters 2 and 17. Some advantages of the metric system are pointed out on the link Why Metric, and cost cutting opportunities are listed under the News link.
The first video should use the Liter Cube which was based on the cardboard liter-box published by the Federal Highway Administration (Publication No. FHWA-SA-94-018). The Liter Cube show a lot of well-developed metric education material. The metric video #1-Metric Primer will serve as the pilot video. It will also serve as an attachment to the proposed funding application.
The #1 – Metric Primer video will be required early next year and should be submitted to GO metricUSATM.org, Inc as soon as possible but no later than 2017-01-31, and a panel of educators will name the winners.
Knut O Kverneland
METRIC VIDEOSList of suggested material to be covered in the Metric Education/Promotion Video Series:
Metric Primer video: (The videos #1 will serve as the pilot proposals for Metric Education/Promotion)
#1 – Metric Primer
For general public: (The videos #2 through #7 will be used for Metric Education/Promotion)
#2 – Length
#3 – Area
#4 – Volume
#5 – Mass
#6 – Temperature
#7 – Prefixes
For scientific use (not be required).
#8 – Force
#9 – Energy – Work – Heat
#10 – Power
#11 – Conversion Factors and Programs
#12 – Base Units
#13 – Acceleration
#14 – Torque
#15 – Pressure – Stress