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Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale

Macro or Micro? Test Your Sense of Scale | Science | Scoop.it
A geographer and a biologist at Salem State University team up to curate a new exhibition, featuring confounding views from both satellites and microscopes

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:02 PM

When I teach why scale is an important concept in geography, I say that depending on the situation a scientist might need a microscope or a telescope to properly understand a phenomenon.  Most images give us enough context clues to help us determine the scale of the image, but this set of 15 images does not.  So is it micro or macro?


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Dean Haakenson's curator insight, October 17, 2013 6:15 PM

So cool!

Siri Anderson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:46 PM

Gives a whole new meaning to the sense of scale.

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Perfect timing for summer learning! Thanks for sharing with me @scienceview

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Seems like a no-brainer.  Being fit and healthy throughout life must be the aim of all civilised societies.  Ageing well saves money!

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