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ANSI’s K-12 Student
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Introduction

Look around you: everywhere you turn – at home, school, in the city or the country, and everywhere in between – thousands of standards are there helping everything work! From tech gadgets to sports equipment to aerospace and environmental technologies, all innovation is shaped and guided by standards. They're developed by thousands of experts around the world to ensure the products, processes, and systems we rely on every day are safe, reliable, and efficient, and work effectively together.

What is a standard, anyway?

ANSI believes that the first step to ensuring tomorrow’s workforce has the standardization experts needed to drive U.S. competitiveness and innovation – and individual career opportunities – is educating everyone about the importance of standards, from a young age. As part of those efforts, ANSI has created a set of fun, user-friendly resources based on ANSI’s exhibits at the biennial USA Science Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. The documents are available for free download to help spread the word to students and educators about the critical role of standards in their everyday lives.

Download Standards 101 flyer for a quick introduction

Free Resources

Standards Are All Around You: Free Electronic Posters & Graphics

Though hidden from sight in everyday life, standards are truly everywhere, working behind the scenes to assure that we can live, learn, play, and work safely and efficiently. Check out some of the places you can find standards:

A graphical illustration of a busy town with a shipping port, energy and industry sites, transportation centers, and other infrastructure. A graphical illustration of busy town streets with stores and restaurants, commerce, industry, entertainment venues, and other buidlings and sites where standards support services. A cross-section illustration of four floors of a busy department store with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. A graphical illustration of a mountain town during the winter holiday season with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. Close-up of Lego models of smart city infrastructure and equipment with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. Close-up of a Lego high school with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. Close-up of a Lego model diner with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. Close-up of a Lego model house with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. Close-up of a Lego model space center and rocket with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. Close-up of a Lego model train station and train with numbers indicating where standards can be found in the scene. A graphical flyer with illustrations of various sports equipment and text explaining where relevant standards support of safety and function. A graphic of kids with text bubbles above them showing electronics they use and standards that support them. A graphic illustration of a student's school locker with all kinds of stuff tumbling out of it and a key indicating where standards can be found in the scene. A black-and-white coloring-sheet version of an illustration of a student's school locker with all kinds of stuff tumbling out of it and a key indicating where standards can be found in the scene.

Standards Are Everywhere: Slide Show

This sharable slide show highlights many of the thousands of domestic and international standards developed by ANSI’s members, accredited standards developers, and partner organizations.

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Holiday Standards Videos

Watch how standards help the holiday season sparkle and delight.

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