Science Scope and Sequence, The Universe

Science Standard VI, Earth and Space Science

Lesson 601, The Universe

Defining universe

Describing the big bang theory

Knowing who George Gamow was

Knowing who Fred Hoyle was

Describing the steady state theory

Defining cosmologist

Describing the formation of stars

Defining galaxy and the Milky Way

Defining Doppler effect, open universe theory, closed universe theory, dark matter, balanced universe theory, and oscillating universe theory

Knowing who Johann Doppler was

Describing the lifespan of a star

Knowing what a protostar is

Understanding the death phase of a star

Defining red giant, white dwarf, neutron star, black hole, and nebula

Comparing the sun to other, specific stars that represent various stages of stellar evolution; discussing stellar spectra, and elements

Defining constellation

Explaining stellar equilibrium

Understanding the specific scientific evidence that supports the latest theory of age and origin of the universe

Understanding light year, parsec, and au

Knowing that one au equals 92,957,130 miles

Understanding that the structure of the universe is the result of the interactions involving matter and energy

Understanding that evidence suggests that the universe contains all the matter and energy that ever existed

Describing the role of hydrogen in the formation of all natural elements

Knowing the details about the organization of the universe, local group, nearby galaxies, super clusters, and quasars


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