Cosmic Zoom

Cosmic Zoom

Have you ever wondered where your particular school is in relation to its state, our nation, our planet, our solar system? What about our galaxy in relation to other galaxies? This impressive flash animation helps put the size of the universe into perspective. Using the powers of 10, this animation, based on the book "The Powers of Ten," allows you to see how large our universe really is. The beginning frame also offers an excellent discussion of exponents.

Aspire Labs, University of Utah

• Lesson Plans • Pictures and/or Illustrations

• High School Middle School Elementary School

Jacob Dawson