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What are some one-to-one comparisons of standard and metric units?

I'm looking for a resource or, failing that, some outright suggestions of one-to-one comparisons for standard and metric units. I am tutoring a third grader with some learning disabilities who needs a simple visualization. In other words, I'm looking for a resource that says, "A meter is as long as a dalmatian" or "a foot is as big as your dad's foot." This is less easily googleable than I expected. Things like Scale of the Universe are neat, but I need a simple one-to-one relationship. [more inside]
posted by Alex Haist on May 2, 2015 - 12 answers

little orange fruits weigh what?

How much does a pint of kumquats weight? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Apr 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Metric conversion cards in DC?

Where could I find metric to English conversion cards like these in the Washington DC area? [more inside]
posted by thrako on Feb 3, 2009 - 4 answers

How many kilos in a peck of apples? Or pecks of apples in a kilo?

What is the mass, in kilos, of 1/4 peck of apples? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Dec 2, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I learn to use metric in my everyday life?

I want to Think Metric! I'm an American who wants to get on par with the rest of the world. What are ways I can start to mentally convert from inches, pounds, and Fahrenheit to centimeters, kilograms, and Celsius. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Aug 17, 2005 - 22 answers

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