Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Basic Units of Measure - The Metric & Imperial Systems

The Metric System

Length Mass Volume & Capacity
1cm = 10 mm 1 gram = 1000 mg 1 litre = 1000 ml
1 metre = 100 cm 1kg = 1000 grams 1 litre = 1000 cm³
1 metre = 1000 mm 1 tonne = 1000 kg 1 ml = 1 cm³
1 km = 1000 metres


   

The Imperial System

Length Mass Volume & Capacity
1 foot = 12 inches 1 pound = 16 ounces (oz) 1 gallon = 8 pints
1 yard = 3 feet


1 stone = 14 pounds (lb)


 

Approximate Conversions between Imperial & Metric Systems

Length Mass Volume & Capacity
 
1 foot ≈ 30cm
 
 
1 pound (lb) ≈ 1/2 kg
 
1 gallon ≈ 4 1/2 litres
 
1 mile ≈ 8/5 km
 
 
1kg ≈ 2 1/4 pounds
 
 
1 pint ≈ 1/2 litre
 
 
5 miles ≈ 8km
 
   

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Learning, Research & Organisational Skills - Planning Your Search & Templates

Planning

Searching for and gathering information requires careful planning.

Planning your search for information and thinking about potential search terms and the type of information you are looking for before you begin your search will help you to focus your information gathering.

Once you have identified what information you need you can start to plan your search. You can use the following checklists to help you in your searching and also record your information.

Planning Your Search Checklist

Information Sources

Evaluating Your Information

Referencing – A Guide to Creating Your Reference List

Research Diary