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239 resources with the concept the universe

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Singin' the Black and Blues

For Students 5th - 9th
How does the color of the sky change from blue to reds and oranges to black? An illuminating lesson explains how light travels through different mediums using the sun's light as an example. By examining diagrams and illustrations, pupils...
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Spinning Black Holes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is the spin of a black hole important? Scholars explore spinning black holes and how they relate to momentum, matter, and mass. They investigate the different parameters that are used to measure black holes by understanding how they...
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Are We Living in a Simulation?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Could the universe be part of one giant video game? A video lesson considers the idea that a powerful enough computer could simulate the universe. Building on an understanding of the mathematical laws of the universe, the lesson...
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Utah Open Textbook: Earth Science

For Students 9th - 12th
From the vast universe to natural disasters, Earth Science studies phenomena both near and far. A complete textbook offers informational resources for a high school Earth Science course. Chapters include topics such as the universe,...
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The Hunt for the First Neutrinos in the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How far back in time can scientists see? Currently, the earliest photo of the universe is the cosmic microwave background, but math models prove the universe existed long before that time. An installment from the SciShow Space series...
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What Is Farthest Away?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's difficult to believe in what you cannot see. A video presentation outlines evidence to convince scholars of the idea that there is no end to the universe. A video takes viewers on a trip through history to show learners how our...
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3 Things We Still Don't Understand about the Milky Way

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Oops, something bumped into us! Scientists research what bumped into our galaxy, when, and where it went after the collision. Part of a larger SciShow Space series, an interesting video presents three mysteries, including the collision....
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We Don't Actually Know Where the Sun Came From

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stars come from families, but scientists aren't sure where to find the sun's relatives. Learn more about identifying star families and the confusion about the sun. As part of a larger SciShow Space series, an interesting video offers a...
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Red Nugget Galaxies: The Universe's Ultimate Survivors

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Time capsules offer a glimpse into the past, and red nugget galaxies are the time capsules of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series, viewers explore the discovery of new red nugget galaxies. The video also...
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Cosmic Questions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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A Teacher's Guide to the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Astronomers only observe four percent of the universe as the rest hides in darkness. The size, shape, and movement of the universe are the focus for an long-term high school unit. Its 43 lessons include hands-on experiments, direct...
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New Clues to the Structure of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Evidence suggests that Pluto has undergone polar wander. A video instructor explains how Pluto's axis of rotation may have changed and how this is possible. The lesson focuses on the science behind the discovery and what it tells...
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How Can the Universe Be Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Flat, positively curved, or negatively curved ... what is the true shape of the universe? Scientists use many indirect measurements to base their theories on the shape of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series,...
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How Many Galaxies Are There?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Could there really be over 200 billion galaxies? It turns out the number may be closer to two trillion galaxies! A video presentation discusses the existence of galaxies in the universe. The narrator explains how scientists make their...
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The Life Cycle of a Neutron Star

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
From supernova to neutron star ... what's next? A video presentation describes a neutron star and its life in the universe. Learners then answer questions online to asses their understanding.
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Lives and Deaths of Stars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Star light, star bright ... just how long can you wish on that star? Well, it depends on its mass. The presentation explains the life cycle of stars based on their sizes. Scholars learn about the life expectancy of a star based on the...
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Cosmology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The past, the present, and the future ... there's so much to discover about the galaxy. Scholars learn about the creation of the universe, its current structure, and how it is changing. The PowerPoint presentation begins with a...
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Characterizing Stars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are brighter stars actually brighter? Turns out they are probably just closer! A presentation compares features of stars to our favorite star, the sun. In addition, solar lovers learn to classify stars based on their masses,...
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Introduction to Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get a taste of what the study of the universe entails! A PowerPoint presentation highlights the important aspects of studying astronomy. Packed with facts and images, the presentation is sure to get your class excited about their universe.
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Tour of the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the size of the universe and its many galaxies challenges perceptions, and this visual journey through the universe helps create a scale. Starting from Earth and going out past our galaxy, thus backwards in time, the entire...
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Scale of the Universe I

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From quantum foam to the universe itself, plus everything in between, what is the scale of the world around us? Inquisitive physicists grapple with the proportions of all things great and small using a fascinating interactive. Scholars...
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biology, cosmology, philosophy ... Plato and Aristotle had theories about them all! How did these ancient scholars shape the science of today? The third video in the History of Science series compares and contrasts the ideas of the famed...
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The First Star-Within-A-Star

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The nesting dolls of stars have been discovered! Although scientists believed it to be true, only recently have they located a star with a core of another star. The episode of a comprehensive solar system series describes how astronomers...
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What's in the Darkest Part of the Sky? The Hubble Deep Field

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Prepare to be amazed! Look deep into the darkest part of the night sky, courtesy of a video from a vast physics playlist. Young astronomers see hundreds of galaxies through the eye of the Hubble Telescope.