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Title: How Big is the Earth


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How Big is the Earth
  • A glimpse at the earths size and atmosphere.
  • By Vincent Sapone

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Question?
  • Who knows what the tallest mountain in the world
    is?

3
The Big Dawg
  • The tallest mountain from base to peak is Mauna
    Kea in Hawaii.
  • It is 33,480 ft (10,314 meters) but its base is
    located on the bottom of the Pacific ocean so its
    peak only rises 13,796 feet (4,205 meters) above
    sea level.

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How Big is a Mountain?
  • Earths Largest Surface Structure and its
    respective place in the cosmos.

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Mount Everest
  • Measuring total elevation above sea level, Mount
    Everest is Earths tallest mountain. It towers
    29,035 feet (8850 meters) above sea level.

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Of Mountains and Men
  • Earths tallest mountain is about 29,035 feet
    tall.

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Of Mountains and Men
  • Earths tallest mountain is about 29,035 feet
    tall.
  • That is 29,03512 348,420 inches.

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Of Mountains and Men
  • Earths tallest mountain is about 29,035 feet
    tall.
  • That is 29,03512 348,420 inches.
  • A tall man would be about 6 feet in height. That
    is 72 inches.

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Of Mountains and Men
  • 348,420 / 72 4839.2
  • Mount Everest is 4,839.2 times taller than a tall
    human being.

12
Tall Students Pyramid
  • Thus it would take about 5,000 very tall students
    standing on one anothers heads to reach the top
    of Everest.

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Do not attempt this at home!!!
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Of Football and Men
  • Thus if Everest was reduced to the size of a
    football field a man would be just under an inch
    in length. Thats a little less than half the
    size of an average grasshopper.

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Respective size of a tall man compared to a
single yard.
19
Its the sport of Kings
  • But a football fields with end zones is 120 yards
    in length.

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Football Field With End Zones And 1 Yard Drawn
to Scale
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Within that One Yard Marker We place this scale
gt gt gt
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Within that One Yard Marker We place this scale
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A Human is a tiny Dot within the Dot Compared to
Everest
23
The air above
  • As gigantic as a mountain like Everest is to a
    human observer standing in awe in front of it, it
    is only about 1/11 of the height of the earths
    atmosphere which extends upwards ca. 60 miles.

24
The dimensions of the Earths atmosphere dwarf
the size of its largest mountain peak.
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The dimensions of the Earths atmosphere dwarf
the size of its largest mountain peak.
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Atmospheric Nothing
  • If you think the atmosphere is big then the earth
    is gargantuan.

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Atmospheric Nothing
  • If you think the atmosphere is big then the earth
    is gargantuan.
  • Earth has a diameter of about 7,900 miles.

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Atmospheric Nothing
  • If you think the atmosphere is big then the earth
    is gargantuan.
  • Earth has a diameter of about 7,900 miles.
  • That is 132 times the size of the atmosphere.
    (7900 / 60)

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Atmospheric Nothing
  • If you think the atmosphere is big then the earth
    is gargantuan.
  • Earth has a diameter of about 7,900 miles.
  • That is 132 times the size of the atmosphere.
    (7900 / 60)
  • And 1,436 times the size of mount Everest. (7,900
    / 5.5)

30
Small Scale// Model
The atmosphere dwarfs Everest but is in turn
dwarfed by the Earth which continues on far below
this picture
31
How far do you think it would go?
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Its the Uber Big
  • Only about 15 more slides and the scale would be
    roughly approximated..

40
Earth
  • Earth is usually far larger than most people tend
    to think it is.
  • We are in fact awed by its features and depth.
  • Yet the earth is but an atomic pebble..

41
Board Activity
  • Our Atmosphere is scaled down to a centimeter.
  • Draw the size of the earth on the board.
  • It should be 132 centimeters as it is 132 times
    the size.
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