What’s the Problem with Isotropy?

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Some patterns are so small, we can't see them without the help of technology. The same is true for cosmic microwave background radiation. During this activity and discussion, scholars examine both anisotropic and isotropic items and connect them to the Big Bang Theory.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Relate the topic to philosophy: If no one can find something, does it really exist?
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of the Big Bang Theory and two Cosmic Times articles
  • Be aware of any possible latex allergies

  • Lesson follows a 5E format
  • Includes discussion questions to help keep the class on track and focused

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Common Core