S&S Activity 2.1: Overview and Preparation

Target Student Performance

Students discuss how all systems can be analyzed by “zooming in” and “zooming out” through a hierarchy of systems at different scales.

Students view the Powers of Ten video and discuss the idea that all systems exist at multiple scales from atomic scale to the scale of the Universe.

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Print one copy of Powers of Ten 11 x 17 Poster display on your classroom wall. Prepare a computer with an Internet connection and a projector to watch the Powers of Ten video .