From: email@example.com (Susan Hurstcalderone)
Subject: Powers of Ten
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 20:58:32 -0400
Weekend Greetings, A parent of one of my students loaned me a copy of a video that I hadn't seen in years. I had forgotten what a great image it presents visually-- particularly to middle school students. As we progress in our studies of the solar system and the great beyond, they often do not grasp the cosmic proportions we are talking about. "Powers of Ten" by Charles and Ray Eames puts this size component into perspective. If you can find a copy, it is well worth the time. My students loved it. It is short [about 10 minutes]. The copy we were using was distributed by Pyramid in a series of 4 videotapes on the Eames. However, there probably are other forms out there. The original was first made available around 1978 [I think]. Hope you have as much comment as I did from this one. Please let me know. Enjoy the weekend. Susan Hurstcalderone Blessed Sacrament School Washington, D.C.