How big really?

How big really? – Compare & Contrast with Google Maps

From BBC Dimensions, this site provides a library of overlays that users can then place over any location around the world to compare and contrast. HBR currently has nine different categories of overlays to choose from including space, ancient worlds, and environmental disasters. Once you have chosen an overlay, specify where you would like the overlay to be placed by entering the name of a town, city, or even your own zip code!

Some questions to get the ideas flowing:

  • What would it be like if the moon was sitting in your back yard?
  • What would the extent of the damage be if the Gulf Oil Spill happened at your favorite swimming spot?
  • What would school be like if the Roman Colosseum had been built where the athletic field is now?

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Thanks to Freetech4teachers for tweeting out this great resource.

 

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