Origins of the universe

In this lesson we will explore the scientific evidence available for the origins of the Universe, with a particular focus on understanding the Doppler effect and its importance to our understanding of the formation of the Universe.

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Q1.Choose the element from the list below that can be synthesised in a main sequence star.

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Q2.Match these fusion reactions to the stages of a massive star's life cycle,
hydrogen to make helium
helium to make elements up to iron
all nuclei to make elements bigger than iron
no fusion at all

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Q3.A nucleus of hydrogen-3 contains...

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Q4.Which phase of a star's life consists of a city-sized body made exclusively of only one type of subatomic particle?

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Q5.Select the bodies that match the description: makes element nuclei larger than helium via fusion (tick 2 boxes)

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Q6.Select the bodies that match the description: is formed from a star much more massive than the Sun (tick 2 boxes)

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Q7.Select the body that matches the description: distributes elements across space after exploding

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Q8.Select the body that matches the description: makes only helium via fusion

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Q9.Select the bodies that matches the description: is stable for millions of years (tick 3 boxes)

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.Choose the element from the list below that can be synthesised in a main sequence star.

1/9

Q2.Match these fusion reactions to the stages of a massive star's life cycle,
hydrogen to make helium
helium to make elements up to iron
all nuclei to make elements bigger than iron
no fusion at all

2/9

Q3.A nucleus of hydrogen-3 contains...

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Q4.Which phase of a star's life consists of a city-sized body made exclusively of only one type of subatomic particle?

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Q5.Select the bodies that match the description: makes element nuclei larger than helium via fusion (tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q6.Select the bodies that match the description: is formed from a star much more massive than the Sun (tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

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Q7.Select the body that matches the description: distributes elements across space after exploding

7/9

Q8.Select the body that matches the description: makes only helium via fusion

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Q9.Select the bodies that matches the description: is stable for millions of years (tick 3 boxes)

Select three (3) boxes

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Origins of the universe

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Q1.A source of waves shows a red-shift. This means that....

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Q2.DIstant galaxies are redshifted. This means that...

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Q3.The spectrum on the left shows the light emitted by a source on Earth. The spectrum on the right shows the same type of light emitted by a distant galaxy. From this evidence we can conclude... (choose 3)

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Q4.Hubble discovered that...

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Q5.Light from nearby galaxy was split into a visible spectrum, and the characteristic lines associated with sodium, normally in the yellow part of the spectrum, appeared in the orange part of the spectrum. From this, we can conclude...

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Origins of the universe

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

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Q1.A source of waves shows a red-shift. This means that....

1/5

Q2.DIstant galaxies are redshifted. This means that...

2/5

Q3.The spectrum on the left shows the light emitted by a source on Earth. The spectrum on the right shows the same type of light emitted by a distant galaxy. From this evidence we can conclude... (choose 3)

Select three (3) boxes

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Q4.Hubble discovered that...

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Q5.Light from nearby galaxy was split into a visible spectrum, and the characteristic lines associated with sodium, normally in the yellow part of the spectrum, appeared in the orange part of the spectrum. From this, we can conclude...

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Lesson summary: Origins of the universe

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