Liter Block Model, Moving with Metric

When folded, this flat paper object becomes a cube 10 centimeters on a side, and hence has a volume of 1000 cubic centimeters or one liter. The sides discuss units of volume, length, mass and temperature in the metric system in the context of driving on a highway. Text on the object reads: Moving With Metric. Additional text reads: U.S. Department of Transportation (/) Federal Highway Administration.
This is Federal Highway Administration publication FHWA-SA-94-018, reportedly published in 1997.
This publication is listed in the Open Library at
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1997
Federal Highway Administration
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: .1 cm x 20 cm x 35 cm; 1/32 in x 7 7/8 in x 13 25/32 in
folded: 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
Metric System
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey Tinsley
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