Instructional Video

Is There a Center of the Universe?

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The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories evolve. Concepts mentioned include the Doppler effect, red shift, blue shift, and the big bang theory. Narration by a teenaged girl and colorful animations make this engaging even for the most distracted earth scientists in your class! Follow the video by discussing the questions provided on the website.

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CCSS: Adaptable
  • Remarkable animation
  • An orderly progression through the history of discoveries
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