Tag Archives: 10-to-plus04

Boo.

It’s Halloween.  That means it’s time for zombies, vampires, and a caloric intake that will frighten the pants off of just about anyone. Today, a CNN article stated that the average child consumes as many as 7,000 calories (10+03) on Halloween night.  Each little princess or pirate expends 10+04 joules of energy to metabolize a [...]

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China’s Art Market: Boom or Bust?

NPR’s Morning Edition recently discussed China’s booming art market.  Some auction houses are raking in millions of dollars a month; however, it appears that many of the artworks sold are forgeries. This past June, a painting—supposedly by artist Xu Beihong, who died in 1953—sold at auction for $11 million (10+07).  But Zhang Yanhua, president of [...]

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Farm Fresh

In recent years American’s have had an increased interest in the quality of their food.  Farmers markets large and small have sprung up all across the States.  They play a role in creating healthy local economies and vibrant neighborhoods, and offer us a personal connection to the people who grow the produce we eat. According [...]

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Pizza Love

Anyone who has spent time in Italy knows that if you ask for pizza con peperoni, when your order comes out, there won’t be any pepperoni in sight. Rather, you’ll be served a paper-thin, intensely aromatic pizza covered with thick strips of red peppers.  This happened to me on my first trip to Florence.  Seventeen [...]

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Remembering 9/11

Yesterday we remembered the nearly 3,000 people lost during the 9/11 attacks.  Over 10,000 people gathered at the 9/11 memorial site to reflect upon the tragedies of that day, and countless other services were held all around the world.  Even ten years later, the measure of grief and loss from this terrible event is a power of 10 so large it cannot be calculated.

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30 (,000 feet)

Boeing 747. Image Source: aerospaceweb.org That’s how high commercial jets fly!

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31 (million miles from Earth)

What does Earth look like from 31 million miles away (or 50,000 kilometers or 50,000,000 meters or 5 x 10+7 away like in Powers of Ten)? Below is part of  Astronomy Picture of the Day on 9/3/2008 (with the bonus of seeing the moon orbiting Earth)!! 2008 September 3 “On July 4th, 2005, the Deep [...]

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(Clouds at) 40 (,000 feet)

20,000 feet = 6,096 meters (10+3 ) 40,000 feet = 12,192 meters (10+4 ) 60,000 feet = 18,288 meters (10+4 ) Cirrus (Ci), Cirrostratus (Cs) and Cirrocumulus (Cc) are always the highest out of low, middle and high clouds.  The temperature of the air (polar ice cap vs. equator) determines the elevation of the clouds.   [...]

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42 (67 meters)

Map of Top 10 Largest Oceans and Seas  Map from Maps of the World ———————————————————————- How many oceans are there on earth? According to National Geographic, there is ‘one world ocean’ but that most geographers separate it into 4 oceans – Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic.  The Pacific is the largest and deepest of the [...]

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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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