Cosmic Questions

This Cosmic Questions unit also includes:

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 other planets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Update the estimates of the number of galaxies and size of the universe with more recent research
Classroom Considerations
  • Aligns with a traveling museum exhibit but is easy to adapt for other purposes
  • Relies on prior knowledge of planets, stars, and basic astronomy
Pros
  • Uses common materials to complete the labs
  • Opens and closes with a survey of knowledge
Cons
  • None