World’s Tallest Mountains – April 24, 2019
Tomorrow, we’re on our way to Hawaii with the Summits, Songs and Science project! The Big Island of Hawaii is home to a few volcanoes, including Mauna Kea, which, at 13,803 ft., is the highest peak in the state of Hawaii. If you measure from the bottom of the sea to the top of this volcano, it’s over 33,000 feet tall! It can be considered the tallest mountain on Earth, when measured from the seafloor. Comparatively, Mt. Everest in Nepal is the highest when measured from sea level (29,029 ft.) and Chimborazo in Ecuador (at 20,564 ft.) is the highest when measured from the center of the Earth. It’s all a matter of perspective. A future goal is to climb Everest and Chimborazo! We’re looking forward to bringing you along on this journey this next week. To help us with creation of content, including music and educational science videos, please consider making a donation here. Every dollar helps!