What is it? It’s a pedagogical tool using volume to give perspective to time without altering the scale – aimed at kids.
What is it not? It’s not a chronological representation of time, nor is it a replacement of timelines as visual linear representations of time.
Use it to talk about time – all time, geological and historical.
Ever seen all time illustrated within the same scale, from now to the beginning, seeing one year next to billions of years?
EvoQb can fit all time within a small room, allowing you to see your own age in relation to the age of the Universe – within the same scale.
Point, Line, Square, Cube
Making it personal by letting kids see themselves in relation to something really old by enabling them to discern one year next to all time: 1 year within 13.8 billion years, the age of the universe. Let´s start with Earth at 4.56 billion years old.
This can be done in many ways, the most popular being that of a line. The problem is that the single year would vanish in its vastness. If we make one year as small as we can, while still being able to see it, a good size would be 1 millimeter (about 0.034 of an inch). Consider the age of Earth at 4.56 billion years; that timeline would stretch 4560 kilometers (2833 miles), roughly the breadth of the USA, where no fraction of an inch, let alone kilometer, would be discernible within its whole.
Another example would be to square the years and put the 1 mm squares side by side on a field, let´s say a football field.
Earth would occupy half that football field which would allow you to see one year next to 4.56 billion years, but it’s not an example you would play with inside a classroom – a cube is.
Earth at half a football field
Earth in 17 and a half tennis courts
Earth in 3.6 olympic sized swimming pools