The Big Bang Theory

No, we're not watching the TV show, we're learning about the actual Big Bang Theory. Pupils read two articles and explore a NASA page in order to understand and explain how our universe formed. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have each step under "Core" be a station and place learners into groups of 3-4 allowing a certain number of minutes per station
  • Teachers place themselves at a station with a reading passage to facilitate discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Appropriate for upper level middle school learners as well
  • Only requires a computer(s), internet access, and copies of reading passages
  • Part three in a series of five
  • 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
  • Provides background information 
  • Includes link to extension activity
Cons
  • Second article link, "Murmur of a Bang," does not work, nor does the "Concepts for the Cosmic Engine" link under Conclusion
Common Core
NGSS