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237 resources with the concept the universe

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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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Scale of the Universe II

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest...
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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...
6:35
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Do Aliens Exist?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many people believe in aliens, but what does the science say about life on another planet? Part of a larger series, an interesting video discusses the concept with people on the street and scientists, finding vastly different answers. It...
11:03
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Why Star Stuff Matters: Crash Course Big History #202

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Carbon makes all life on Earth possible, not to mention most technology and progress. The 12th video in a 16-part series explains the significance of being made of star stuff. From the formation of chemical elements to the rise in...
14:36
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Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
According to Carl Sagan, we are all made of star particles. The second video in a series of 16 explains what happened after the big bang. It discusses cosmic background radiation, chemistry, galaxies, heavy elements, and the creation of...
14:24
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The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Theoretical physicists say that space and time are one thing created by the Big Bang. According to them, nothing happened in the time before the Big Bang because time did not exist. The first Crash Course-Big History video in a 16-part...
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Why is the Universe Flat?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle first coined the term the Big Bang in 1950. The theory explains much of what we have observed in the universe, but it does leave some things unexplained. The video discusses the Cosmic Inflation theory...
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Starquest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Almost every ancient culture observed the stars and saw pictures in the patterns. Studying stars allowed them to guide travelers, determine when to plant crops, when to harvest food, and the stories surrounding the images include some of...
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Toilet Paper Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Can we model how large the solar system really is? Attempt an astronomical feat with a hands-on-activity that uses a roll of toilet paper. Young scientists measure the distances of the planets from the sun to create a scale model of the...
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Stellar Fingerprints and Doppler Red Shifts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists observe the spectra of elements and compare that to the Doppler effect. Hook scholars from the beginning all the way to the extension activities in this 5E-format lesson. 
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Science: Matter and Energy

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Designed to use when teaching adults preparing for their high school equivalency exam, the resource integrates reading practice, writing, and analytical thinking in every lesson. The unit covers 23 topics, but it only includes three...
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Planet PowerPoint Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Looking for a good, technology-based science lesson for your 3rd graders? This lesson is worth a look! They will utilize PowerPoint to create a presentation for the class on a planet of their choice. They also use document cameras, a...
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Planets on Parade

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Review all of the planets in our solar system with this informative PowerPoint. Each planet is listed on its own slide, accompanied by facts and an image. There are three multiple choice question listed at the end of the presentation.
10:14
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Spinning Black Holes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is the spin of a black hole important? Scholars explore spinning black holes and how they relate to momentum, matter, and mass. They investigate the different parameters that are used to measure black holes by understanding how they...
6:46
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The Hunt for the First Neutrinos in the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How far back in time can scientists see? Currently, the earliest photo of the universe is the cosmic microwave background, but math models prove the universe existed long before that time. An installment from the SciShow Space series...
7:14
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What Is Farthest Away?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's difficult to believe in what you cannot see. A video presentation outlines evidence to convince scholars of the idea that there is no end to the universe. A video takes viewers on a trip through history to show learners how our...
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3 Things We Still Don't Understand about the Milky Way

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Oops, something bumped into us! Scientists research what bumped into our galaxy, when, and where it went after the collision. Part of a larger SciShow Space series, an interesting video presents three mysteries, including the collision....
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We Don't Actually Know Where the Sun Came From

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stars come from families, but scientists aren't sure where to find the sun's relatives. Learn more about identifying star families and the confusion about the sun. As part of a larger SciShow Space series, an interesting video offers a...
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Red Nugget Galaxies: The Universe's Ultimate Survivors

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Time capsules offer a glimpse into the past, and red nugget galaxies are the time capsules of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series, viewers explore the discovery of new red nugget galaxies. The video also...
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Cosmic Questions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn the stories of the universe with a unit study on the cosmos. They model the universe, learn about the relationship with the electromagnetic spectrum, understand the big bang theory, and debate the existence of life on...
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A Teacher's Guide to the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Astronomers only observe four percent of the universe as the rest hides in darkness. The size, shape, and movement of the universe are the focus for an long-term high school unit. Its 43 lessons include hands-on experiments, direct...
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New Clues to the Structure of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Evidence suggests that Pluto has undergone polar wander. A video instructor explains how Pluto's axis of rotation may have changed and how this is possible. The lesson focuses on the science behind the discovery and what it tells...
5:39
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How Can the Universe Be Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Flat, positively curved, or negatively curved ... what is the true shape of the universe? Scientists use many indirect measurements to base their theories on the shape of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series,...