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Barry

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Geological and Astronomy Tape
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:38:45 PM »
STEP - Scale Tape for Educational Purposes.

I have been involved with the development of this new Educational Tape Measure.

I would very much appreciate it if you could pass on knowledge of it's existence to anyone you know.  Share on Facebook etc.

http://www.steptape.com/

http://ukge.co.uk/uk/education.asp

One side has a scale of Geological time so that, when it is laid out on the ground, the student can compare the first 20mm (200,000 years) of recent history with the next 60m of geological time - far beyond the dinosaurs.
The other side has an astronomy scale showing the distance to near planets and the diameter of planets compared to our Sun.

Thanks
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Re: Geological and Astronomy Tape
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 02:50:39 PM »
What a great idea! Will share it. I wish learning had been fun and interesting when I was at school.
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Re: Geological and Astronomy Tape
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 02:53:00 PM »
I like that sort of thing. Really gets your imagination and interest as a kid so you get into science. Well it did in my time at school.

I also like the idea of having a bookshelf that goes all the way to the Jurassic.
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Re: Geological and Astronomy Tape
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 07:38:19 AM »
Mine goes half way to the bathroom thats quite a long way too. How rar off topic is too far ?
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Re: Geological and Astronomy Tape
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 07:51:52 AM »
Carboniferous, I should think. That will be near Uranus, if it is the bathroom.
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