Expansion of the Universe Teacher Resources

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Do We Expand With the Universe?

For Students 7th - 12th
The cat's out of the bag (or off the leash, in this case) regarding the expansion of the universe. In this intriguing episode, the narrator explains that space is expanding, not the objects within it. He also tells how expansion...
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Raisin Bread Universe

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the universal breakfast? The resource includes two activities, the first one observing oatmeal to understand the texture of the universe. Then, scholars measure raisin bread dough before and after it rises to represent the...
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Dark Energy, Cosmology Part 2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What's driving the expansion of the universe, and will it ever stop? Take a trip to the dark side in a video full of surprising facts and twists about our view of what lies beyond. Junior cosmologists learn about the invisible energy of...
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Where Was The Big Bang?

For Students 7th - 12th
If you think the world revolves around you, think again! In this super-short clip, the narrator explains, accompanied by drawings, how scaling varies based on your frame of reference or vantage point. You might want to add this clip to...
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Determining the Nature, Size, and Age of the Universe

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Prompt scholars to discover the expansion of the universe themselves. Using photographs of other galaxies, they measure and then graph the size and distance of each. Finally, they draw conclusions and prove the universe is expanding.
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Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

For Students 4th - 12th
Interactive e-articles, graphic imagery, and high-quality video take you on a journey from the minuscule to the immeasurable! From the subatomic level, to the immense expanse of the universe, this will keep you occupied and learning...
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Cosmology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Explore the birth and possible death of the universe. An interactive simulation allows learners to manipulate the Hubble Constant to model the expansion of the universe from birth. Varying the constant provides different scenarios for...
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Dark Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when Einstein admits he made a mistake, but later we think he might have been right all along? The video explains this scenario and how it relates to the expansion of the universe. Dark energy is still a largely mysterious...
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Galaxies From Nothing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Space can never be truly empty because fields occupy the seemingly empty space. Another installment of the Veritasium playlist attempts to explain the science of the creation of the galaxies. By referencing the quantum fluctuations, the...
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Radius of Observable Universe

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Hubble's Law

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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Why Is the Universe Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something as vast as the universe also be flat? Go beyond the Big Bang Theory using a video from an expansive physics playlist. Topics include the expansion and inflation of the universe, why opposite sides of the universe are...
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The Expanding Universe

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the expanding universe.  In this science lesson, students use balloons to model the expansion of the universe. Students take measurements of the balloon expansion and answer questions directed to develop their...
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Expanding the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When Einstein first heard the theory of the expanding universe, he dismissed it as bad physics. Now scholars learn about the theory and how scientists prove it has merit. Through a hands-on simulation and videos, class members measure...
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Modeling the Big Bang Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young astronomers learn about the Big Bang Theory and redshift through a hands-on activity in the last installment of a three-part series. Participants draw dots on balloons and then inflate them to model how galaxies moved farther apart...
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Cosmology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The past, the present, and the future ... there's so much to discover about the galaxy. Scholars learn about the creation of the universe, its current structure, and how it is changing. The PowerPoint presentation begins with a...
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The Beginning of Everything—The Big Bang

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something come from nothing? The Big Bang Theory has an answer to that question. An installment in the Kurzgesagt playlist outlines the theory of the origin of the universe. It includes an explanation of the evidence that...
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A Brief History of Everything feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the creation of the world as we know it today! An engaging narrator uses a storytelling approach to describe the creation of the universe through black holes. He continues to explain the behavior of subatomic particles as they...
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Century Timeline

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars use the Cosmic Times and the Internet to create a timeline of events from 1916 when Einstein presented the Theory of General Relativity to 2016. Scientific discoveries are the main focus, then pupils add in events from culture,...
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2011 Nobel Prize Winners Announced

For Students 6th - 8th
This assignment has young scientists read four different news articles about the 2011 Nobel Prize winners. Six questions are posed for children to write the answers. It is a relevant activity for getting middle schoolers to meet the...
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Microwave Telescopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discovery of microwaves and other trivia starting this PowerPoint will help interest your class in the application and behavior of these radio waves. Great images to show real-life experiments and equipment help understanding of how the...
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The Big Bang-Cosmic Expansion

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this Big Bang worksheet, students are given the equation used to determine the rate at which the universe is expanding according to the Big Bang theory. Students solve 4 problems using this equation. They find the integral for time,...
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20th-Century Astronomy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and explain how the distance to nearby stars can be measured by the parallax method, discuss the role of women in the history of American astronomy, form their own opinions of the importance of Harlow Shapley and Edwin...
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Exploring Big Bang Evidence

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine scientific evidence on The Big Bang Theory. This lesson plan provides inquiry activities for some, but not all, lines of evidence for The Big Bang. Students will apply research guidelines to access scientifically...

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