Magnifying the Universe – visualise the big and the small

Here’s another cool tool to visualise objects and their relative sizes – from the very small to the massively large. Magnifying the Universe accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. Numerous hot points along the zoom slider allow for direct access to planets, animals, the hydrogen atom and more. As you scroll, a handy dial spins to show you your present magnification level.

This would be very useful for both Science and Maths teachers. Would work well on an IWB but it’s flash-based so won’t work on iPads.

You can even get an embed code to use on your on class blog or VLE.

Try it out now at www.numbersleuth.org/universe/

And if you like this, also check out The Scale of the Universe tool too!

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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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