Size of the Universe

Size of the Universe
Publication Date: February, 2016
Type of Resource: Weblink

This online resource investigates the scale of the universe.

The resource is an interactive that will help students understand the relative sizes of everything in the universe, from the very largest super galaxies down to the smallest subatomic particles.

It explores the concept of distance and size. This resource also includes a number of videos to support the concepts introduced in the animation. 

Additional Information

This animation is most suitable for Year 10 students studying Cosmology, but is also suitable as a resource for teaching atomic theory. This resource uses Adobe Flash and therefore won't work on an Apple iPad.

Flash will also not be supported by Google Chrome beyond 2020.


Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and... > ACSSU188
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of... > ACSSU151