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Scale of the Universe

Scale of the Universe | aphumangeo | Scoop.it
Everything in the known universe, created by 14-year-old twins.

 

After you follow the link, click "Start," and then use the slider across the bottom, or the wheel on your mouse, to zoom in -- and in and in and in... or out and out and out... It will take you from the very smallest features postulated by scientists (the strings in string theory) to the very largest (the observable universe).  This really is a fabulous visual demonstration of scale at micro and macro levels.   This is an excellent way to bring spatial thinking into the math curriculum as well.  See this on the twins website at: http://htwins.net/scale2/


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Kalin B.'s comment, September 13, 2012 8:11 PM
I've seen this around, and it always reminds me of a fictional pair of glasses that would show you what little a part of the universe you are, causing you to go insane.

Erm, anyway.. Very neat.
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:55 AM
I like to sit and think about how big we think we are, not as just one countrh but as one planet! We think that we are so so big but looking at this scale of the universe it is interesting to see how much bigger things can get AND how small they can get compared to us. So if you think about it this way, we are SO tiny compared to the rest of the universe and if we stopped doing what we are doing now (i.e wars, sickness and natural resources etc.) and work together we would be SO MUCH bigger and as a result of that we would be able to explore more of our world and universe
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:55 AM
I like to sit and think about how big we think we are, not as just one countrh but as one planet! We think that we are so so big but looking at this scale of the universe it is interesting to see how much bigger things can get AND how small they can get compared to us. So if you think about it this way, we are SO tiny compared to the rest of the universe and if we stopped doing what we are doing now (i.e wars, sickness and natural resources etc.) and work together we would be SO MUCH bigger and as a result of that we would be able to explore more of our world and universe
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Olympics parade of nations reveals lack of geographic knowledge

Olympics parade of nations reveals lack of geographic knowledge | aphumangeo | Scoop.it
Nauru? I was a tad embarrassed when my daughters would ask, "Where's that, Daddy?" I couldn't get to Google fast enough.

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Canyon Nuckols's comment, August 30, 2012 4:47 PM
After reading this article I am glad that I am taking this class so I will have more knowledge of my world whether it be a more in depth look at regions I already know or a part of the world i have neglected to look at.
Collan Hilfiger's comment, September 3, 2012 7:42 PM
Once I read this article, I realized I to didn't know a lot of the other countries that were involved in the Olympic games. People don't realize that there is an entirely other world out there that they don't know anything about. Not everyone knows the geography of the world very well. This man was embarrassed because he didn't know about this one place, but think about the other people that don't even know about countries and even the U.S.
Rachel Ainsworth's comment, September 10, 2012 6:29 PM
When I watched the Olympics this summer, I didn't even know half of these countries existed. Even when reading this article, I had to stop and think a bit as to where they could possibly be but couldn't. Maybe this year in class we'll talk about them and know where they are. I want to know where Côte d'Ivoire is located, let alone, how to say it correctly. Along with so many other countries.
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Satellites Reveal Sudden Greenland Ice Melt

Satellites Reveal Sudden Greenland Ice Melt | aphumangeo | Scoop.it
NASA researchers are expressing concern about something they've never seen before: the melting of ice across nearly the entire surface of Greenland earlier this month.

 

Climate changes are afoot in the Arctic and the Greenland ice sheet.  For more on the Arctic, see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/26/arctic-climate-change ; In related news, Texas and Louisiana have introduced education standards that require educators to teach climate change denial as a valid scientific position. South Dakota and Utah passed resolutions denying climate change. Tennessee and Oklahoma also have introduced legislation to give climate change skeptics a place in the classroom. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/16/nation/la-na-climate-change-school-20120116


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Sarah Curtis's comment, September 3, 2012 3:33 PM
I didn't know how bad global warming was until I read this article and I don't think many people realize it either. We need to start changing our ways if we want to live in a safe and healthy environment. I think more people need to see images and read articles like this so they have a better knowledge on how little time we have.
Morgan Halsey's comment, September 10, 2012 11:30 PM
Some people still don't believe in global warming, but now with new technology, there is great evidence. New technology has allowed us to explore our world in ways that we have not been able to before. We are now able see things about our world and fix problems before they become worse.
Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 4:12 PM
I am surprised about how the polar ice caps are melting and that global warming is very real, but on the other hand it's just part of the Earth maturing
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Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block | aphumangeo | Scoop.it
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American
Community Survey, which was conducted from 2005 to 2009.

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Sarah Curtis's comment, September 3, 2012 1:43 PM
I found this article very interesting. I was a little surprised to see that the population in Nevada has increased by 20% or more. It is more of a dry desert state, so I didn't think many people would want to live there. I would have guessed that New York would have a bigger increase because of how popular that state is.
David Sanchez's comment, September 10, 2012 7:36 PM
It's amazing how technology has allowed Humans to be so precise in mapping nowadays.
Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:32 PM

The illustration of the United States by city block is very helpful in the illustration of population distribution and density of the country. These are two core concepts in the study of Human Geography as defined by Harm de Blij.

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Why We Travel...

Why We Travel... | aphumangeo | Scoop.it

So go 'read' some more (Extra credit for identifying the location)!


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Kendall Dickson's comment, September 11, 2012 9:21 PM
St. Augustine hit this saying out of the ball park. Sometimes when I try taking picutres of the sky or of a scene, I will delete the picture because it just isnt the same as in realy life. I really think that traveling gives people a reality shock when seeing new phenomena.
Lydia Blevins's comment, September 12, 2012 10:14 PM
What i think this quote means is that you may think you know a lot about the world but until you go and travel to different places you will not fully understand the world. I also think it means that there is so many different things to experience on earth.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 3, 2015 11:09 AM

For the wanderlust in all of us.