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Supporting science learning in schools

To celebrate and explain the SI definitions, NPL has published 12 new posters for schools describing the SI and measurement. Sets of seven posters designed for primary or secondary schools feature the SI units: kilogram, metre, second, ampere, kelvin, mole and candela. We also have other posters covering terminology, the value of measurement and water rocket science. Please feel free to download and print.

Click the links below to download Adobe Acrobat PDF versions of the posters for you to print and display

SI units

Overview of the 7 SI base units
Full set of SI units posters for primary schools
Full set of SI units posters for secondary schools

Other posters

The difference between accuracy and precision - We use several words when describing measurement results. This poster should help you understand some of these words.

The value of measurement - Measurement makes science, engineering and trade possible. This poster shows just a few examples of how measurement improves our lives.

Water rockets

Forces on water rockets
Designing and refining water rockets

UK schools, order your posters here

If you are a UK school interested in free hard copies, please complete the form below and we will ship these to you (we can’t break sets and with double-sided printing the same set suits all schools).

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