Tagged: standard form

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Making standard form relevant- the scale of the universe

Cary Huang has created a fantastic website that shows how relevant standard form is to our lives. You can start at the 10^0 m scale and zoom in or out seeing significant objects that vary in size from the width of the universe to a Plank Length. Very engaging and interactive. Highly recommended. Click here to view the Scale of...

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How fast are the planets?

Which planet is travelling the fastest in its orbit? Which is slowest? Is there a link between distance from the sun and how fast the planets travel? Start by asking the students to come up with what information they would need to work this out. You can then take their ideas and if necessary lead them to working out each...