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					                                               Year 10 Science

                              Earth and Space Sciences – the Big Bang theory

 Learning objectives

 Earth and space sciences

       (ACSSU188) The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the
        Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin the universe

 Resources required

        BBC Captioned DVD, Everything and Nothing and suitable projection facilities
        Big Bang Theory research worksheet
        Access to laptops
        School Science UK website – the Big Bang theory
        The Big Bang worksheet from Mr Wolgemuthe’s science website.

 Lesson objective: students identify the Big Bang theory as a key theory used to explain the origin of
 the universe and research evidence that backs up this claim

 Lesson Outline

     1) Intro activity: students mind map their initial thoughts to the question, ‘What theories exist to
        how the world was created?’
     2) Discussion: teacher facilitates the Big Bang Theory as the most commonly accepted scientific
        theory.
             o    Teacher-led discussion of the evolution of the Big Bang - project interactive timeline as
                  an aid from the School Science UK website.
             o    Teacher introduces Everything and Nothing DVD and students complete activities from
                  pp.1-4 : of the worksheet from Mr Wolgemuthe’s science website as they watch the
                  DVD.

 Homework/extension activity

 Students use the ‘Taxis in space’ article from the ABC’s website as a guide to write their own article for a
 science audience on the Big Bang theory.


 Opportunity for further activity: students create a digital story on the Big Bang theory and compare it
 to the formation of a star.



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