Sunday, October 10th is Powers of Ten Day!
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October is Powers of Ten Month
If you miss celebrating on Sunday, that’s okay. The 10th month of 2010 can surely be called Powers of Ten Month, right? Here are some other resources you may enjoy:
- Astronomy for Kids: How Big Is Space?
Based on the Eames video above. “How big is space? That is a question man has been asking since the beginning of time.” Includes links to Astronomy Games, corny Space Jokes, and more.
- Secret Worlds: The Universe Within
An interactive tour, similar to the video above but you can go at your own speed. Also, the size of the earth is shown more accurately.
A nicely done interactive display — click around and explore. But I recommend turning your speakers off, if you find repetitive internet music irritating.
- Orders of Magnitude — Distance
A ruled scale covering the full range of distances, from a hundred yottameters to ten attometers.
- Time in Powers of Ten
Another look at large numbers — in this case, the depths of geological time.
Study the Powers of Ten
- Powers of Ten Lesson
For middle school students: “Using the Powers of 10 make it easier to write larger numbers.”
- Multiply and Divide by Powers of Ten
Online worksheet generator with adjustable options.
- Powerful Facts about Powers of Ten
From an exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.
- Basic numerical skills: Powers and Logarithms
A 5-page lesson in the basics of powers, scientific notation, and logarithms.
- Scaling and Orders of Magnitude
Chapter 1 of Newtonian Physics, by Benjamin Crowell: The physics of scale, and the case of the spherical cow.
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