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Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2

According to Carl Sagan, we are all made of star particles. The second video in a series of 16 explains what happened after the big bang. It discusses cosmic background radiation, chemistry, galaxies, heavy elements, and the creation of planets.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Explore the Big History Project for more history and science content from a variety of sources
  • Team teach with Chemistry, Physics, and History teachers
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of the Big Bang
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes closed captioning in 14 languages
  • Connects history and science
  • Provides a connection to teens with flashbacks
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