Lewis Elementary School, we are in the process of creating new landscaping around the entrance to the school. Through the efforts of many of our parent community this project is reaching a critical step... Today the concrete will be poured for the new sidewalk. This necessitated ordering some temporary fencing from the school distict to protect the new concrete. I was tasked with determining how much fencing to ordering. Looking around the school, I could not find a tape measure, but was able to round up a meter stick. (Very similar to a "Yard Stick" except it is a meter in length... :-) ) Using the meter stick, I was able to determine we needed 47 meters of fencing to protect the work area. I needed to convert meters to feet. Here comes the Google connection... Went to Google... Typed in the following..
"How many feet in 47 meters"
Google responded.... "47 meters = 154.199475 feet"
Other interesting Google tools can be found at Google Labs...