Scale of the Universe II

This Scale of the Universe II interactive also includes:

How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest known. Beautiful illustrations greet them at every scale.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include the resource in a study of heavenly bodies, subatomic particles, or scale and proportion
  • Assign further reading about quantum foam to discuss after the interactive
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to complete the first Scale of the Universe activity before proceeding to the second
  • Each user needs a computer with Internet access
Pros

  • Gives size in scientific notation all along the journey, helping pupils quantify objects
  • Smooth zooming from one level to the next allows users to compare size between objects
  • Relatable objects, such as the size of the Minecraft world, keep students connected to the content
Cons

  • None
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