## Orders of Magnitude

### math simulation

**Instructions:**Use the slider to scale the circle on the right. Observe the relative size with the unit circle on the left.

**Explanation:**Orders of magnitude are useful in science to express quantities that are either very large or very small. However, it's often hard to appreciate just how much larger a factor of 1000 is. Here, we adjust the diameter of the circles and note how big they get. Note, the area of the circles will scale differently since $$\textrm{area} = \pi \left(\frac{d}{2}\right)^2$$.

**Link to stand-alone sim: ** Here is a link to view the sim on its own, with no distractions.

**Developers: **View the code here:
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Sim Added: December 1 , 2020