Overview: The early cosmos: Out of the darkness

Overview
of "Tales of … The early cosmos: Out of the darkness"
Description:
Tales of … The early cosmos: Out of the darkness explores the formation of stars in the early universe. The reading describes the cosmos from a time just after the big bang to the formation of the first stars.
Format(s) available: Online
Grades: 9-12, but the material can be adapted for use in other grades at the teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Tales of … The early cosmos: Out of the darkness as:

A content reading selection. Teachers should discuss the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary prior to having students read this selection.

An engagement activity. Have students read the selection. Ask them to describe the early universe or what it might have been like before and after stars formed.

An inquiry tool. Propose a question, such as "What was the universe like before stars formed?" Have students read the selection and write down as many questions as they can about the information in the text.

A source of information. Students can describe the events that lead up to the formation of the first stars.

Related materials

Press release: "Stellar 'Fireworks Finale' Came First in the Young Universe,"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2002/02/text/

Press release: "Hubble Approaches the Final Frontier: The Dawn of Galaxies,"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2004/28/

Press release: "Hubble's Deepest View Ever of the Universe Unveils Earliest Galaxies,"
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2004/07/



Overview: The early cosmos: Out of the darkness