What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

All matter in the universe only adds up to five percent of the universe — the video explains the other 95 percent. It describes what we know about dark matter and dark energy. With more to learn, scientists share the excitement of their current knowledge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy the three facts about dark matter from 2:15 in the video to science journals
  • Stop the video at 0:13 and discuss how powerful this graphic is to our understanding of the universe
Classroom Considerations

  • Display the video to avoid the comments as some are not appropriate for classrooms

  • Works well in both traditional and flipped classrooms
  • Cartoon graphics enhance the concepts

  • None