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Byline:
J. Wolfe; Publisher: University of New South Wales
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This web page provides an overview of graphing, plotting, units of measure, significant figures, and error. It contains brief and basic explanations for the beginner, with links…
  
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M. Beals, L. Gross, and S. Harrell
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This website shows how the surface area to volume ratio limits the size of organisms. The page presents calculations of this ratio for cubes and spheres and contains graphs that help…
  
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Physics Central; Publisher: American Physical Society
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Although the physics is classical, making an accurate measurement of the gravitational constant, fondly known as "big-G," is still difficult. Learn how it's done.
  
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Physics Central; Publisher: American Physical Society
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Find out how the fine-structure constant, which describes how light interacts with matter, may not be constant after all--it may have changed its value over billions of years. Learn…
  
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Physics Central; Publisher: American Physical Society
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This article describes how physicists are trying to settle a debate about the size of an organism and its consumption of energy. It contains charts, diagrams, and more links on the…
  
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100
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L. Quigg; Publisher: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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At this site, your challenge is to order various objects by size. Objects include the nucleus, the atom, an organ in the human body, subatomic particles, a molecule, and more. When…
  
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Publisher: Charles and Ray Eames Online
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This site by Charles and Ray Eames provides a series of multimedia resources that illustrate the scale of the universe. Visitors can view stills from the Charles and Ray Eames video…
  
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Publisher: Exploratorium
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This set of hands-on activity from the Exploratorium addresses the physics and engineering of structures. The site contains a photo gallery and multiple activities to demonstrate the…
  
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100
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M. Davidson
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This site from Molecular Expressions provides a visualization of the vast distance scale in the universe. An interactive Java zooms in on a sequence of images starting as a view of…
  
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Physics Education Technology Project
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This applet allows the user to explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions. Multiple levels of difficulty allow for progressive skill improvement. Teaching ideas and…