26 February 2010

How far is Avogadro's number in meters? (6.023 x 10^23 m)

Avogadro's number...How big is it?
Can a person count to this number in their lifetime (counting once per second)?

How far away from the Earth would you be if you traveled this number of
meters? See this video on youtube for an excellent, 9 minute description!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2cmlhfdxuY  Listen carefully to the video, and fill out this worksheet on google docs and answer the following questions: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ARNbGsVH1evCZGQ5MjluM2dfNzBkMzMydDNmdA&hl=en

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