Video series: How we measure things

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Publication Date: 
July 2019

How we measure things is a series of 7 videos explaining the basic units of measurement. Australia’s Chief Metrologist, Dr Bruce Warrington from the National Measurement Institute, explains each unit simply for kids.

These videos are part of our outreach to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. They aim to make learning about measurement fun, so please share them far and wide, especially with any teachers you know!


  1. How we measure time looks at the second
  2. How we measure distance looks at the metre
  3. How we measure weight looks at the kilogram
  4. How we measure temperature looks at the kelvin
  5. How we measure brightness looks at the candela
  6. How we measure electricity looks at the ampere
  7. How we measure substance looks at the mole

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