Black Holes and the Big Bang

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/2ba08751-7790-4ede-a15b-867d10e029dc/black-holes-and-the-big-bang-hawking/
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:video
Organization:PBS LearningMedia
Summary:During the early 1960s, when a young Stephen Hawking began facing the beginnings of a debilitating disease, he turned his sights towards answering the biggest question in cosmology: the big bang. Through his research, Hawking was able to trace back the origins of the universe to a singularity - similar to that which was theorized to hold the key to understanding black holes - and prove controversially that it was possible for the unverse to have originated naturally at a single point in time and space. His proof shattered the understanding of both science and religion of the time, ushering in a new era of cosmology research.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; astronomy; high school; middle school; research; space; video
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