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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. WIN prizes by telling us how this resource made a difference in your classroom. By simply providing a comment at www.capthat.com.au you could win prizes for yourself and your school.
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