The Universe

This The Universe activity & project also includes:

Young scientists create a simulation of Hubble's law. Introducing the Big Bang Theory using balloons and a simple lab activity, scholars complete a data table and perform analysis.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • activity best fits as an introduction to the Big Bang Theory
  • Extend the learning opportunity and have class members create a biography of Edwin Hubble
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure students don't over-inflate the balloon
  • Prior knowledge of the metric system is helpful
  • Requires measuring tools

  • Simple activity that clearly demonstrates three-dimensional expansion
  • Materials are easy to obtain

  • Does not provide an answer key or diagram
Common Core