Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

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 about forces and matter for hours!

4th - 12th Science 20 Views 3 Downloads
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App Overview

Features:

  • A tutorial demonstrates how to use the application
  • Once you choose a topic from the horizontal swipe bar at the top of the interface, another appears at the bottom with subtopics and a library of articles for each module
  • Video clips from the BBC Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe television series are also included

Topics Include:

  • Subatomic
  • Atomic
  • Earth (coming soon)
  • Solar System
  • Stars
  • Milky Way
  • Galaxies
  • Universe
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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task

    Provides plenty of fascinating information, photos, and videos

  • Worth the money

    You may be able to find comparable material online at no cost

  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning

    Tutorial included

  • User safety

    Capabilities built in for emailing or posting on social platforms

  • Control and feedback
  • How techie do I need to be?
    Intermediate
Instructional Ideas

For any of the included topics, the interactive articles serve as engaging introduction or reinforcement of topics covered in astronomy classes. Assign the reading and viewing as homework prior to presenting your lecture.

Classroom Considerations

The icon on the tablet desktop is titled Wonders as an abbreviation of Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe.

Note that Mr. Cox's face or voice appears in every photo and video, either providing continuity for the app user, or allowing them to tire of his presentation. 

Pros

  • Comprehensive informational content
  • High-quality videos
Cons

  • No follow-up or reinforcement activities provided