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Big and Small

Yisrael Rutman

This week Jr. features a subject we know is important to our readers: getting bigger. Growing up means getting “bigger” in many ways — like helping others and studying Torah — but we’re going to talk about the physical part of growing up. And while we’re at it, about some of the things in the world that also get bigger. Or smaller.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

One of the interesting things about getting bigger is that you can’t see it happening. Growth is invisible. You can only see it after it’s happened. For example, sometimes you need to measure a person’s height or weight to tell if he or she has gotten taller or heavier since the last time you looked. That’s not watching growth, that’s just measuring results. This is true of life in general. Things are getting bigger all the time, but so slowly you can’t see it happening. Watching the grass grow can be pretty boring. This is why scientists studying plant growth don’t shoot movies of plants getting bigger; they take photos, maybe once a day, to chart the growth. Only by examining pictures in sequence, or by speeding up a film, can they “watch” something grow.

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