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Mars Climate Orbiter - Labeling Units Discussion

Mars Climate Orbiter - Labeling Units Discussion
Mars Climate Orbiter - Labeling Units Discussion
Mars Climate Orbiter - Labeling Units Discussion
Mars Climate Orbiter - Labeling Units Discussion
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This printout of some NASA news article headings gives teachers the chance to discuss the crash of the Mars Climate Orbiter, which happened because one contracted company built part of the computer to think in metric units and another built a different part to think in imperial units. That's $193 million wasted because people didn't carefully label their units!

The back of the printout has the SI unit prefixes, so this can be an introduction to them, and how metric conversion is so much simpler.
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2 pages
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30 minutes
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