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Units are a major way we describe the world around us, and by looking at the scientists some of them are named after, we can get a sense of how we’ve learned so much about our universe.

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Sources:

http://www.us-metric.org/commonly-used-metric-system-units-symbols-and-prefixes/
https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/metric-units-details.html

Fahrenheit:
https://www.notablebiographies.com/Du-Fi/Fahrenheit-Gabriel.html
https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/historians-miscellaneous-biographies/daniel-gabriel-fahrenheit
https://www.jstor.org/stable/301713
https://books.google.com/books?id=qJdXre60T0kC&pg=PA162&lpg=PA162#v=onepage&q&f=false

Watt:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/James-Watt
https://www.egr.msu.edu/~lira/supp/steam/
http://www.animatedengines.com/newcomen.html
http://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co50948/rotative-steam-engine-by-boulton-and-watt-1788-beam-engines
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/95237#page/90/mode/1up

Ampere:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Andre-Marie-Ampere
https://www.nist.gov/si-redefinition/ampere-history
https://www.famousscientists.org/andre-marie-ampere/
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781616149420
https://www.sizes.com/units/ampHist.htm

Hertz:
https://www.famousscientists.org/heinrich-hertz/
https://www.famousscientists.org/how-hertz-discovered-radio-waves/
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/teach_res/hsp/u7/t7_hertz.pdf [PDF]
https://www.iec.ch/about/history/overview/

Celsius:
https://www.famousscientists.org/anders-celsius/
https://www.astro.uu.se/history/celsius_scale.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjht4oAByCI
https://www.thoughtco.com/difference-between-celsius-and-centigrade-609226
https://www.bipm.org/en/committees/cipm/cipm-1948.html

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fahrenheit_small.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/quicksilver-gm93292637-10878220
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/mercury-gm182930158-14144178
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_Gabriel_Fahrenheit,_place_of_burial.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:James-watt-1736-1819-engineer-inventor-of-the-stea.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:James_Eckford_Lauder_-_James_Watt_and_the_Steam_Engine-_the_Dawn_of_the_Nineteenth_Century_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SteamEngine_Boulton%26Watt_1784.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:20070616_Dampfmaschine.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Amperemeter_hg.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ampere_Andre_1825.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andre-marie-ampere2.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heinrich_Rudolf_Hertz.jpg
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/tuning-the-old-radio-adhpzvf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Headshot_of_Anders_Celsius.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UppsalaCelsiusObservatory_Busser.jpg

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