File Name: the formation of the universe and the solar system .zip
By David Fishman.
Our Solar System is one of innumerable systems that comprise billions of galaxies strewn about the universe. One theory of the origin of the universe is that a tremendous release of energy i. This is partly suggested by the astronomical observation that the universe is expanding; the expansion is projected backwards in time to some initial state. Humans cannot comprehend such a formidable event, yet we call upon theoretical processes derived from studies of subatomic particles and the interaction of matter and energy. So, we mere humans try to attach significance to the Big Bang theory, but all it really does is serve as a starting point. It is quite possible that the Big Bang, if applicable, represents one event in a never beginning, never-ending cycle. The simplest and lightest element is hydrogen H , the most abundant element in the universe.
Voyage is an exhibition that speaks to all humanity. The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is therefore making replicas of Voyage available for permanent installation in communities worldwide. The greater Voyage Program includes the exhibition on the National Mall; replicas of the exhibition permanently installed in communities across the globe—designated Voyage Communities ; and programming in Solar System science and exploration for thousands of students, educators, and families available to each of the Voyage Communities. The programming is provided through the Center's Journey through the Universe program, and supported by a grade K compendium of lessons—the Voyage Education Module. More broadly, the Voyage development team put a significant effort into framing pedagogical approaches that effectively use models to maximize the experience for: visitors to the exhibition; users of the educational materials; and the students, families, and educators participating in community-wide programming. Models are powerful tools of exploration that allow some reality of the greater world to be placed in a context that promotes conceptual understanding. Good science and good science education critically rely on the power of models.
Ever since the Big Bang, the Universe has been drifting and expanding. The birth and death of stars leave an aftermath of galaxies, planets, and even living organisms. Watch the Earth transform from a violent, molten rock to a supporter of life.
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Kepler ('s) a. supported Copernican theory b. Kelpler's Laws (via observation). (1) the orbit of each planet is elliptical about Sun. (2). Planets speed up.Reply