If you’re starting to introduce science, geometry or the wonders of space to your children then the Scale Of The Universe is a spellbinding, interactive tool which visually presents the size, scale, and relationship of every within our universe – from the tiniest water molecule compared to the Helix Nebula.
Presenting items in order of size, from microbes, ants, Japanese Spider Crabs, the Hoover Dam, and the Tarantula Nebula, all the way to the estimated size of the observable universe at 9.3 X 1028 meters.
Zoom up or down the range of sizes. Click on items to see their sizes and extra interesting snippets of information, such as did you know that if you eat a bowl of rice every day, you’ll eat about 300 million grains of rice in your lifetime?
This is a seriously addictive and educational site for you to enjoy and explore with your children.
What’s even more amazing is that this awe-inspiring tool was created by Cary Huang, a 14-year-old ninth grader from California, with technical help from his twin brother Michael.
After watching a science teacher’s video on the size of cells, Cary decided to create his own interactive version with “a wider range of sizes.”
We can’t promise that encouraging your little ones to love science will result in the creation of brainbox’s of this magnitude, but the story is more than inspiring and their invention is phenomenal.