The Power of Ten

Watch this exploration of the Universe in space and within.

You can also explore Nikon’s Universcale or the Secret World.

Possible Questions

How big are you?

What part of this complete Universe most interests you? Why?

How do you see yourself  “fitting into this universe?”  What role will you play?

How could you explain “The Powers of Ten” to a five-year-old?



Where do we use numbers?

Go to TagGalaxy, search for “numbers” and explore the many ways that human beings use numbers.

Consider using a mindmapping tool or Stixy to put the many ways into a few bigger categories.

Nuclear Giving

How else would you use the money spent to maintain the nuclear stockpile?

“Run the numbers”

  • Do the calculations starting with the amount described in the video
  • Find the cost of other things you might prefer to spend the money on (US Budget, Australian Budget, World Vision Catalog)
  • Could this happen?  What might be some of the unintended consequences?

Global Debt

What is the current US National Debt?

Based on this clock, how much did it go up in one second?


  1. Make a claim about the topic
  2. Identify support for your claim
  3. Ask a question related to your claim