Equations

Scientific Notation and Order of Magnitude

por Janet Shiver, Ph.D., Teri Willard, Ed.D.

Further Exploration

Scientific Notation

(NASA) Use scientific notation to perform calculations to understand the size, mass, and volume of dust for a ring of Saturn.

News & Events

Think of a very, very small number...

(Stuff.co.nz - Science)

Visualizing vastness

(NY Times)

Graham's Number is too big for me to tell you how big it is

(Scientific American)

Research

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Experiment!

Secret Worlds: The Universe Within

(Florida State University) View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth all the way to the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

Distance to Mars

(Paliwoda and Williams) Explore the distance between Earth, the Moon, and Mars in pixel distances.

The Scale of the Universe

(Huang) Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education

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