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If The Moon Were Only One Pixel

Moon One Pixel

This is an amazing site that will give you the sense of the depth and breadth of our solar system – with a tinge of humor added to it.  It begins by showing the size of the moon as one pixel.  Then, by scrolling horizontally, the user can take a trip through our solar system beginning from the sun.  You not only see the relative sizes of each of the objects compared to the moon, but also the massive distances covered in space between each one.  To keep you from getting too bored with the tremendous amounts of scrolling, Josh Worth interjects witty comments every once in awhile.  This is a great way to show students the enormity of space in a way that they can understand.

For more sites like this, check out “5 Resources to Help Students Understand the Size of the Universe” from Richard Byrne.

From "If the Moon Were Only One Pixel"
From “If the Moon Were Only One Pixel”

 

Space Fun!

Click here for the full picture!
Click here for the full picture!

I saw the above picture on It’s Okay to Be Smart, and couldn’t help smiling!  I knew I would need to share it on a Fun Friday post, and then a few other space-related resources found their way to my computer – and I had my theme for today!  If you just started back to work in a school, then you are probably in need of a few laughs – although sleep might be higher on your priority list.

The Huffington Post recently published this list of Star Wars quotes – along with philosophical interpretations.  Too bad it’s too late for me to decorate my classroom with a Star Wars theme…

Click here for the rest of this Huffington Post list.
Click here for the rest of this Huffington Post list.

These 3-D Space Cookie Cutters look awesome!

Click here for ordering info.
Click here for ordering info.

 

And then, Larry Ferlazzo posted the most recent Symphony of Science video – about Black Holes – and my life was complete. (If you haven’t seen their other videos, click here.  My favorites are, “Ode to the Brain” and “We are All Connected.”)