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Why doesn't the U.S. adopt the metric system?

Why doesn't the U.S. adopt the metric system?

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Technology Education Standards

Select and use tools and equipment correctly and safely.

Explain that the process of engineering design takes into account a number of factors. (ITEA, STL 8-L)

Explain constraints on the engineering design process. At least –



Develop an understanding the influence of technology on history. (ITEA, STL 7)

Develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology. (ITEA, STL 6)

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Some areas to consider

Society's role on adopting or not adopting the metric system

What historical methods of measurement has to do with the current situation.

Specific industries that have major impacts on adoption of metric system in the U.S.

Specific technology that are important to this issue.