Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Scale Of The Universe

Click on picture, then click on Start. Move the scroll bar at the bottom (or use your mouse wheel)
to explore different sizes, click on items to bring up descriptive information.
 (this tool uses Flash animation, which doesn't work with all operating systems).

Cary Huang (a 14-year-old ninth grader from Moraga, California): "My seventh grade science teacher showed us a size comparison video on cells, and I thought it was fascinating. I decided to make my own interactive version that included a much larger range of sizes. It was not a school project, just for fun. My brother, Michael, helped me put it on the internet."
Cary (right) and Michael Huang (Huang family photograph) 

Asked if he thought there was a lesson to be learned from the project, Cary wrote, "I would like to say that humankind is a very small part of the universe we live in. There could be so much more out there, but we just don't know it yet." (source: abcnews).
next episode: the provost

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