How big is the ocean?

5 July 2013

What a daunting question. When standing at the shore looking out over the ocean, it is almost impossible to comprehend the true size of it. But in the video below, educator Scott Gass tries to answer that very question, in an easy-to-understand and beautifully-animated way:


TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”, and videos of people speaking at their various conferences are very popular online. Focusing on technology, entertainment and design, TED is also associated with other smaller regional conferences, called TEDx. Last year’s TEDxSeaPoint featured staff from the Two Oceans Aquarium. Check out the TED-Ed website for the full lesson that accompanies this video.

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