What's in Our Universe?

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Was the universe created or has it always existed? Here is a five-part series about the origin and evolution of our universe. To start, part one looks at celestial objects and allows pupils to discuss and share their knowledge about them. Groups analyze seven objects in space in terms of their size, their distance from Earth, and their age. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Project images and have copies available for closer viewing for each group
Classroom Considerations
  • The heart of the lesson is step four, under Core, where you can conduct the cosmic survey
  • Appropriate for middle school learners as well
  • Regarding the extension materials, after you click the link in the conclusion, scroll to the bottom and under Victoria (FUSE) click the "View" link for access without needing a password or login
  • Part one of a five-part unit relating to the Big Bang Theory
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Contains links to other related resources including fun interactive games for individuals to continue to learn about or test their knowledge of the universe
  • Includes answer keys
Cons
  • None
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