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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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Stan Jones's comment, September 5, 2012 11:29 AM
This was a pretty cool layout/presentation. But I really had no idea of what the major point that was trying to be explained. Really cool tool to use though.
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 5, 2012 11:31 AM
It is very interesting to view the size comparison of the earth to multiple other things. This is a great visual representation to demonstrate just exactly the meaning of scale. This application if almost similar to the overlapping map application. Very useful tool to use in a classroom to demonstrate the concept of scale.
Seth Dixon's comment, September 5, 2012 12:11 PM
This is an incredible way to visualize the atom and the 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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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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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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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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Debra Sharkey's comment, July 29, 2012 12:55 PM
The location is Point Reyes National Scenic Seashore (more specifically, the Drakes Bay area and Point Reyes headland).
Seth Dixon's comment, July 30, 2012 9:53 AM
Bravo Dirk! What are perfect place to use as the the backdrop for such a great quote.
Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 3, 2015 11:09 AM

For the wanderlust in all of us.