A sense of scale

This is an excellent resource for teaching Scale that was shared on Twitter by Graham Linehan last week.

This Cell Size and Scale interactive from the Genetic Science Learning Centre, University of Utah, takes you from a coffee bean down to a carbon atom.

senseofscaleDrahg the slider across the screen to zoom in and out and view cells, organlles, paramecium, viruses and molecules, ending with a carbon atom. It’s a brilliant, clear way to demonstrate¬† relative scales of objects and would be perfect for Science teachers. View it here

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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  1. Thanks for that one Andy. There’s also this website which has some good stuff on it http://www.powersof10.com/ including this (rather old) video :

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