Formation of the Universe
History Channel Video on The Big Bang (watched in class)
Big Bang with Stephen Hawking Video
Big Bang and Birth of Earth - put to song (4:40)

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Mind Blowing! How Things Compare in Space
- See something of interest in this clip? Explore more about it...
- Want to understand size or distance objects are apart in space? Do a Google search to find out more...
- Have questions about how scientists know what they do about objects outside our solar system? Look into it!
- It is often said that looking at the galaxies and distant stars in the universe is like looking into the past. If you think about it, seeing a galaxy that is 10 billion light years away, you are actually seeing the galaxy the way that it was 10 billion years ago (because it takes light from the galaxy that long to travel to us). How could this help us understand the early Universe? Explore more about that...


Answers to the video notes, "Birth of the Earth"

Formation of Earth (station links)
Station #1: What was gravity's role in Earth's formation?
Station #2: What was early Earth like?
Station #3: What was early Earth like? (another example)
Station #4: What was early Earth like? (article)
Station #5, #6 & #7: What can rocks teach us about Earth's history?
Station is related to rock samples that can be observed in class.
Station #8A & #8B: When Earth first formed, the heavier elements sunk to the Earth's center. Why?
Station uses materials that can be observed in the classroom.
Station #9: When Earth first formed, the heavier elements sunk to the Earth's center. Why?
Station #10 What evidence exists to explain how the solar system (including Earth) formed?
Station #11: Why is Earth not as hot as it used to be?
You will need to access the graph in class and then you can watch the clip explaining the concept of Half-Life
Station #12: How old is Earth?
Station #13: How old is Earth? (another clip)
Station #14: How does gravitational attraction impact heat? Students will be doing a demonstration of this concept in the classroom.
Answers to these big idea questions

Video Clip on Earth's Age (with the evidence used to calculate it - shown in class)

Want to retake the Earth's Formation Mastery Check?
Use this to help get prepared, including creating your ticket to retake.

if that didn't work try this one....

And here it is again in PDF...