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Author:Eames Office
Description: An "adventure in magnitudes" that depicts the relative scale of the universe in factors of ten, originally written and directed by Ray Charles Eames in 1968. Starting at a picnic by a Chicago lake, every ten seconds this nine minute-long documentary short film views the starting point from ten times farther out -- "until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others." Read about the contest and "Powers of Ten" events held October 10, 2010 (10/10/10). The blog, which dates back to July, 2010, includes posts such as "Scalestorming at the Library," "Baseball, Arcs and Exponential Growth," "The Smaller the Spider the Larger its Brain," "Googolplex," "Wildfires," and "Exaggerating Facts by Powers of Ten" (about the Presidential election of 2012).

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Web-Based Discussions
Math Topics: Logarithms, Mega, Place Value, Ratio/Proportion, Applications/Connections

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