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Cosmic Zoom

Cosmic Zoom

| 8 min

This short animation transports us from the farthest conceivable point of the universe to the tiniest particle of existence, an atom of a living human cell. The art of animation and animation camera achieve this exhilarating journey with a freshness and clarity. Without words.

  • director
    Robert Verrall
  • animation
    Eva Szasz
  • producer
    Robert Verrall
    Joseph Koenig
  • camera
    Tony Ianzelo
  • animation camera
    James Wilson
    Wayne Trickett
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound editing
    Karl Duplessis
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    Pierre F. Brault


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Ages 7 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Science - Biology
Science - Space


  • Which part of this demonstration surprised you?
  • Can you order (from smallest to largest) the objects shown in the film? Try and get as many as you can.

Size Line

  • Have your students draw or model differently sized objects and organize them in the form of a line to demonstrate scale. This can go as big as you want. Encourage your students to use objects from their surroundings as well as what was shown in the film.

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