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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 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 14 Views 8 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 0 Downloads
Our Knowledge of the Universe
Students explore an idea about the history of human knowledge of the universe and understand the process of scientific exploration. In this scientific exploration lesson students contemplate the state of astronomy and future missions.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 30 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
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 15 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Birth of the Universe, Part 4/4
One of our most helpful tools in understanding the universe is the Hubble Space Telescope. Part four concludes this series with a story about the issues and triumphs of the Hubble Space Telescope. The elements of the universe and where they came from is also covered in this comprehensive video series.
9 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Birth of the Universe, Part 3/4
Part three of this four-part series on the origins of the universe describes the radiation that can be heard in static radio signals and the other amazing remnants left today that were around at the time the universe was born. Stars, elements, building blocks of life, and the continuing timeline of the life of the universe are all covered in this clip.
9 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Breaking News English: University Fees
In this University fees learning exercise, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about University fees.
5th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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 15 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Radius of Observable Universe (Correction)
A two-minute video corrects a slight error in the previous Khan Academy video about the observable universe. Sal points out that 300,000 years does not really have an impact on the number 13.7 billion, or the estimated time of the Big Bang.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
3 Questions: Hubble's Universe
Dave, a Discovery News reporter, asks a top space scientist three questions about the universe. This is a short video that will give learners an opportunity to understand what Hubble does, what it hopes to see on its next mission, and why it's so important to both the general public and scientists alike.
2 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable