This Measuring the Age of the Universe activity & project also includes:
Just when is the universe's birthdate? Pupils use previously collected spectra data to find the redshift and radial velocity of supernovas. They then calculate the distance before finally creating a Hubble diagram. Finally, individuals use their models and information to calculate a Hubble constant, ultimately determining the age of the universe.
- Have learners read and take notes on the background information prior to starting the activity
- Requires the use of mathematical equations
- Builds on knowledge of supernovas and their brightness
- Provides detailed instructions with photo support
- Emphasizes key scientific vocabulary throughout