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Ch 26.5 The Expanding Universe

Ch 26.5 The Expanding Universe

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  • Relate Hubble’s Law to red shifts and to the expansion of the universe.
  • Apply the big bang theory to observations of the present-day universe.
  • Describe how dark matter can be detected and explain the importance of its effects on the expanding universe. 


Nevada Science Standards

E.12.B.3 Students know ways in which technology has increased understanding of the universe. I/S 

E.12.B.5 Students know that scientific evidence suggest that the universe is expanding. I/S 

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS1-2. Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distantgalaxies,andcompositionofmatterintheuniverse.

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Video Clip: How big is the Universe

Chapter 26.5 The Expanding Universe

Read Chapter 26.5 The Expanding Universe.
Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
- How do astronomers know that the universe is expanding?
-What is the big bank theory and what evidence supports it?
-How can dark matter be detected?


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Birth of the Universe: Full Video

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Video Clip: What is the Universe Expanding Into?

Helpful video to get a better understanding of universe expansion.

Video Clip: The Earliest Stars And Galaxies In The Universe (Part 1)

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Source: Science@ESA vodcast series

Video Clip: The Earliest Stars And Galaxies In The Universe (Part 2)

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook

Source: Science@ESA vodcast series