Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack?
When the monarchs find the sanctuary region, they are finding an area
that is 11,000 times smaller than the area the migration crosses. To
put this in perspective, we asked you to find something that is 11,000
times smaller than the area of a standard football field.
A standard football field measures 120 yds X 53.5 yds. First, we put the units into feet, then found the area of the football field in feet:
Next, we found the area of something that is 11,000 times smaller than the area of a football field:
5.233 square feet is about the size of a piece of poster board that measures 2.28 feet X 2.28 feet on both sides.