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Exploring Size: Powers of Ten


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Exploring Size: Powers of Ten

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores the relative sizes of various objects. Learners compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest. This is a fun and engaging way for learners to think about different size scales and learn about the nanoscale.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English, Spanish

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0532536
  • National Science Foundation, 0940143

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