Analogy The Fantastic Voyage

Ages 6+

Don't neglect the microscopic world beneath our scale. Materials: none

"If a golf ball could be magnified to the size of the whole earth, most of its atoms would be more or less the size of a golf ball."11

An atom is mostly empty space—a nucleus surrounded by electrons orbiting at a distance. If an atom were expanded to the size of a stadium, the nucleus would be the size of a grape on the 50-yard line.

Special peek into microworlds: "Cellular Visions: The Inner Life of a Cell"— animated short created by XVIVO Scientific Animation and available all over the Internet. Google "Cellular Visions" or "The Inner Life of a Cell." Ages 6+.

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