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Perspectives: Powers of Ten
In this lab and activity section, students learn to appreciate and understand the scope of science: from the very large and far away, to the very tiny and close-up. A video teaches students about exponential notation and how powers of ten work. The visual clip begins 10 million light years from Earth, moving through space to the Earth, and down to the subatomic world of protons and electrons in powers of 10. A Java activity demonstrates how various specimens appear at different magnifications. A teacher page contains materials, teaching ideas, and extension activities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1995-2002 by Michael W. Davidson, the Center for Integrating Research and Learning, and The Florida State University. All Rights Reserved. No images, graphics, software, scripts, or applets may be reproduced or used in any manner without permission from the copyright holders.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-471
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Michael W. Davidson
Center for Integrating Research and Learning