What is the universe and what is it made from?

In this lesson, we will investigate what the universe is. We will also discuss galaxies, including the galaxy we are in: the Milky Way. Finally, we will discuss and investigate the Big Bang Theory as an explanation for how the universe began.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.When stars are formed, gravity pulls what two things together?

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Q2.Initially, a star uses which of these to keep shining and giving light?

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Q3.After it runs out of that element, a star becomes bigger and changes colour to...

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Q4.Dwarf stars are much smaller and do not burn as brightly. Which of these colours can they NOT be?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.When stars are formed, gravity pulls what two things together?

1/4

Q2.Initially, a star uses which of these to keep shining and giving light?

2/4

Q3.After it runs out of that element, a star becomes bigger and changes colour to...

3/4

Q4.Dwarf stars are much smaller and do not burn as brightly. Which of these colours can they NOT be?

4/4

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What is the universe and what is it made from?

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Q1.What is larger?

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Q2.Which galaxy are we in?

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Q3.Which of these is NOT one of the discoveries that led to the creation of the Big Bang Theory?

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Q4.The Big Bang Theory suggests that ...

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What is the universe and what is it made from?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What is larger?

1/4

Q2.Which galaxy are we in?

2/4

Q3.Which of these is NOT one of the discoveries that led to the creation of the Big Bang Theory?

3/4

Q4.The Big Bang Theory suggests that ...

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