Fact sheet: The Scale of things

Posted on August 24, 2010 by


Well organized graphic showing  how large and small numbers are used to describe the real world.

Shows pictures of objects along side of the order of magnitude of their sizes. Good for getting a feel for how the numbers are used and for making these small and large sizes comprehensible.

URL — http://www.sc.doe.gov/production/bes/scale_of_things.html


The above “Scale of Things” chart was designed by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) for the U.S. Department of Energy using U.S. taxpayers dollars