Why Cosmic Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #201

Does reality exist, or are we just a part of a larger virtual reality game someone is playing? A mind-bending video explains why we study cosmic history. It presents details about the start of the universe and more accurate predictions about the end.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Take notes on each of the different theories and their pros and cons based on our current knowledge
  • Discuss why the rate of cosmic inflation changes so drastically throughout history
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on knowledge from the previous 10 videos in the series, especially the first and last
  • The 11th installment of a 16-part Crash Course-Big History series
  • 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
  • Offers closed captioning in English for ease of note taking
  • Highlights key ideas and concepts
Cons
  • None