Tag Archives: 10-to-00

The Risk of Antibacterial Additives

You may not have heard of triclosan before, but the chemical is all around you. A recent Smithsonian article explains that “The antibacterial substance, which was first developed in the 1960s to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals, has since been incorporated into everything from hand soaps to toothpastes to mouthwashes. Manufacturers see it as a marketing bonus, [...]

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Holiday Spending

The holidays—and the season of giving gifts to loved ones—are upon us. The National Retail Federation holiday consumer spending survey predicts that, this year, the average holiday shopper will spend about $749 (10+02) on gifts, décor, greeting cards and other related purchases. That’s up by about $9 (1000) from what they actually spent last year, [...]

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Pepõn

From Jack-o-lanterns to decorative gourds to pumpkin pies, it’s clear that fall is here. Below are a few fun facts about pumpkins: -  The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word Pepõn, which means large melon. -  According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, in 2011, “pumpkins were harvested from 47,300 acres [10+04] from the [...]

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Hurricane Sandy in Powers of Ten

Hurricane Sandy has already taken its toll on much of the East Coast, and the storm isn’t over yet. The Huffington Post offers the latest news: “At least 30 people [10+01] were reported killed in eight states along the eastern seaboard by Sandy, which dropped just below hurricane status before making landfall on Monday night [...]

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The Smaller the Spider the Larger its Brain

New research indicates that the smaller the spider, the larger its brain.  William Eberhard, a biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Costa Rica, recently studied nine species of spiders in which the largest weighed 400,000 times (10+05) as much as the smallest.  He found that in the tiniest spiders, “…the central nervous systems [...]

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44 (pounds 6 ounces)

Usually you see lobsters at the market that range from 1 to 2 pounds.  The largest lobster caught on record was 44 pounds 6-ounce in 1977 off the coast of Nova Scotia!

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46 (seconds, 3,000 bricks and 1 LEGO Face)

3,000 Bricks, 46 Seconds, 1 LEGO Face Powers of 10 project Build with… 1 brick (100) 10 bricks (10+1) 100 bricks (10+2) 1,000 bricks (10+3) How many bricks does LEGO produce every year? How many bricks are at a Legoland park? 10,000 bricks (10+4)? 100,000 bricks (10+5)? 1,000,000 bricks (10+6)?

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50 (states)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA For a powers of 10 project, you could pick a state and look at different powers of 10 like land area in square kilometers, largest cities, natural land formations like depths of lakes, or elevation of mountains. You could compare the census reports (every 10 years) of a few cities and [...]

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60 (Foot-pounds = 81 Newton meters)

When leading Powers of 10 workshops, something that you quickly become aware of is how everything is quantified – speed, height, width, energy, weight, length, area, distance…  As global communication increases between nations (10+4), and individuals (100), conversions are made in order to make sure everyone is speaking fluently about the same piece of information.  [...]

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(0.) 61 (m/s)

Did you know that the speed of sound can change with a change of temperature? From Charles E. Speak’s Introduction of Sound, “…the speed of sound increases approximately 0.61 m/s (61 cm/s or 2 ft/s) for each 1° C increase in temperature…” At NASA’s Dynamics of Flight, there are some helpful diagrams explaining how sound [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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