The Expanding Universe

Curriculum support20 mins£2

Key takeaways
Describe the Steady State and the Big Bang theory using evidence.
Understand that the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and that galaxies are moving away from each other - detected by redshift.
How to answer questions on the expanding Universe.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

It was an astonishing discovery when the expansion of the Universe was discovered. Before the discovery of galaxies receding and the cosmic microwave background radiation, it was believed that the Universe was static. In this class students will investigate the two competing theories of the Universe and what led the Big Bang theory to be the dominant theory. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but is great for anyone curious about the universe!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 10 and 11.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:

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