Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Cell Size and Scale

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites
 
Loading...


Have you ever wondered how big a cell is? Or perhaps you’ve been curious as to how big a molecule of water is? Well not only does this site answer those questions, but it also depicts the size of things like that on a visual scale.

Beneath the scale you’ll find information about the different sizes of cells and why some cells are visible to the naked eye and some are only visible through a microscope’s lens.

To use the scale all you have to do is slide the grey button across the sliding bar and the image above will zoom in until you reach the tiniest representation on it – the carbon atom.

It is really neat to see these represented at scale among other items so that you can really get a grasp for how large or small they are. The scale starts with things that are visible to the naked eye like Times New Roman (a 12 point font), a coffee bean, grain of rice, sesame seed, grain of salt, and then barely visible (at least to me) an amoeba proteus.

In the top left corner of the scale is a graph that shows what size things are and gets smaller and smaller as you zoom in. It starts at 1mm and scales down to 100pm.

I think this would be a fun site to share with kids to get them interested in Science. Go check it out today

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/

~Amanda

Tags: , , , ,

2 Responses to “Cell Size and Scale”

  1. Mark says:

    Neither of the links works. I get “IE cannot display the page”, I also tried FireFox with the same result. I thought maybe the site was down, or very busy yesterday, that is why I tried again today, but it still doesn’t work. I tried various portions of the URL and even tried changing the way learn.genetics was spelled, nothing worked.

  2. Jane says:

    This is one of the most fascinating things I’ve EVER seen on the internet, and (of course) that’s really saying something!! I absolutely love knowing those relative sizes! It puts a few things into perspective, like how easy it is for those viruses to invade our bodies, and how glucose can raise our blood sugar so fast after ingestion. I hope all science teachers will use this site in their classrooms–I can’t imagine that any child could remain indifferent to biology after seeing this!

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: