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School posters

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.

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

School postersSI 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 value of measurement - Measurement makes science, engineering and trade possible. This poster shows just a few examples of how measurement improves our lives.
The difference between ACCURACY, PRECISION & TRUENESS – some internationally agreed measurement terms explained.
SI Prefixes – learn about what ‘kilo’, ‘milli’ and many more prefixes mean with some amazing examples.
Electromagnetic Spectrum – showing how the spectrum has been divided into seven ‘types’ according to use, with a look at how NPL uses it in high precision measurement.

Water rockets

Forces on water rockets
Designing and refining water rockets

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