Universe Teacher Resources
Find Universe educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 22,193 resources
The Death of the Universe
We have all heard about the Big Bang and other theories about how the universe began, but how will it end? Cosmologists study dark matter and dark energy to try to figure out the answer to this mind-blowing question. This topic is a terrific addition to your lesson on the origin of the universe in your astronomy class.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Your young historians will analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust and then incorporate the information they have gathered into an essay on the treatment of Jews and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is There a Center of the Universe?
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories evolve.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 19 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Universal Themes Across Cultures
Have your class read the story "The Magic Lake," retold by Liana Romulo, from Filipino Children's Favorite Stories. Guide them to identify the problem, solution, and universal theme. They compare the theme of this story to the theme of "A Feast of Gold" from the same book.
4th Language Arts 22 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What basic rights are guaranteed to all Americans? Do citizens, legal aliens, illegal aliens, and minors all have the same rights? Should individuals all over the world enjoy the same rights? Class members read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of a unit study of the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The True Science of Parallel Universes
There are three models, all unconfirmed, of the possibility of multiverses, or multiple parallel universes. Each are explained in detail, with supportive drawings and diagrams. This is a mind-boggling topic for your astrophysicists to ponder as an enrichment to their regularly programmed curriculum.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers will learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first instructional activity in this unit, the primary focus of the instructional activity is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices.
5th - 8th Language Arts 236 Views 512 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading: The Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As part of a group of lessons, your class will return to the primary text for this unit, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Key vocabulary as well as close reading strategies continue to be the focus skills; however, this instructional activity also covers identifying the main idea.
5th - 8th Language Arts 77 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Radius of Observable Universe
The concept of the universe can be incredibly complicated on a physical and mathematical level. Yet Salman Khan is able to explain ideas that lead to conclusions of universe size. He uses intriguing diagrams and presents information that should keep viewers interested.
17 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
A Universe Smaller than the Observable
The universe is much larger than we can imagine, and in many ways, much smaller than we can see. Sal explains how the universe itself may be smaller than the observable universe based on the theory of Cosmic Inflation. The video covers how fast light travels, as well as theoretical constructs that may be best suited for AP high school or higher education students.
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
String Theory and the Hidden Structures of the Universe
When we take things apart, we can learn how they work. Physicist Clifford Johnson explains how we break down all objects into elementary particles of matter and forces. Patterns have been identified with the particles, the existence dark matter has been suggested, and gravity's unexpected behavior at the quantum level all contribute to string theory.
8 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university campus.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
New Review Galileo: Revealing the Universe
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare Galileo's observations of the Pleiades Group and conclusions with those images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the observations made about them in the NASA news story.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in which each group examines the Bill of Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and then bids on which provisions are most necessary to their governments.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 97 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vaclav Havel: Free Expression
Develop an understanding of universal human rights, particularly the freedom of expression, with the questions and activities that analyze the conflicts of Vaclav Havel. Learners define, interpret and rephrase the human rights article in their own words, analyze an interview with Vaclav Havel, and discuss the human rights violations that occurred to him.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting concept is explained with simplifying graphics and animated narration.
6 mins 7th - 12th Science 11 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Walt Whitman's Notebooks And Poetry: The Sweep Of The Universe
Whitman was an artistic practitioner. Read and compose poetry modeled on the poet's characteristic method of using his notebooks as a source of the personal experience to uncover the universal themes which he explored.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 38 Downloads
Sal defines and explains the premise of Hubble's Law and then uses trigonometry to show the relationship between velocity and distance. He explains that as the universe expands, objects get farther away from each other; as objects move away from each other, the relative velocity increases proportionally to the relative distance.
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Parallel Universes: Many Worlds
Which path will you take in your physics career? Here, the proposed theories for how quantum mechanics meets the real world is explained. Are the many possible outcomes all happening in a universe, far, far away? Inspire aspiring astrophysicists to be the one who uncovers the true science of this question!
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads