What do the United States, Liberia and Burma have in common? We are the only countries in the world that do NOT use the metric system for measurement in everyday life! (Of course it is used in the U.S. for many things like scientific work, medical care and international trading.) In Heidi Bee Roemer’s poem, “Just Weight,” from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, kids can learn a bit more about how these two measurement systems compare. Seven-year-old Lily reads the poem in this fun video created by Lisa P. complete with heaps of fun hippo photos! Celebrate Metric System Day TODAY with this fun poem.
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