# Tag Archives: Powers of 10 project

## (8.23E+) 38 (cubic kilometers)

Photo from FotoSearch On How Stuff Works website, the following question has been presented and answered… “How many teaspoons are there in a cubic light year? “This is such a great question because it really makes you think about the scale of the universe! Let’s take a look. “A good starting point is the teaspoon. [...]

## 39 (0 kilometers per second)

Image from Universe Today. Milky Way in infrared. Image credit: COBE “This picture of the Milky Way was captured by NASA’s COBE satellite. This photograph was taken using the infrared spectrum, which allows astronomers to peer through the gas and dust that normally obscures the center of the Milky Way.” ——————————————————————————— Thinking about very big [...]

## (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.   [...]

## 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 [...]

## (Magnitude -)4.5 (for Venus)

Magnitude is a very important detail about meteors. From American Meteor Society:  “In meteor astronomy the magnitude of a meteor is compared to that of other stars in the sky. The magnitude scale is set up so that the brighter magnitudes are actually represented by smaller numbers.”  The sun has a magnitude of -26.7 while [...]

## 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)?

## 4.8 (on the Richter Scale)

Richter scale “A logarithmic scale used to rate the strength or total energy of earthquakes. The scale has no upper limit but usually ranges from 1 to 9. Because it is logarithmic, an earthquake rated as 5 is ten times as powerful as one rated as 4. An earthquake with a magnitude of 1 is [...]

## 49 (ers)

The Gold Rush drew a massive global migration to California in 1849.  Those seekers were called 49ers. For a Powers of 10 project, you could make a global map that showed the vast distances people traveled to get to California.  You could focus on San Francisco and see how the city changed in population, and [...]

## 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 [...]

• ### Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

• 10/10/10 2956 days ago