Friday, November 9, 2012

A Six Minute Tour of the Known Universe

Earlier this year I shared a couple of interactive infographics that allow students to see the size of objects in the universe in comparison to each other. Those two displays are The Scale of the Universe and Magnifying the Universe. Through The Adventure Blog I recently found a short video tour of the universe that puts the scale of everything in the universe into perspective. I was struck by the part of the video that shows the true brightness of the sun in comparison to other stars. 

Applications for Education
The video combined with the infographics that I mentioned above could be excellent resources for helping students understand the true size of the universe. The video comparing objects they're familiar with to objects that they've only read about.