Liter Block Model, Moving with Metric

Description
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.
Reference:
This publication is listed in the Open Library at https://openlibrary.org/books/OL17572757M/Moving_with_metric.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
ca 1997
maker
Federal Highway Administration
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
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
2001.3009.04
catalog number
2001.3009.04
nonaccession number
2001.3009
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Mathematics
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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