The Steady State Theory vs. the Big Bang Theory


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The theory that's most likely correct about the origins of our universe is:

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1. We expect that as the universe expanded since the Big Bang, gamma ray photons present in the beginning would have ___with time:

2. The radiation that fills up all of space as a result of the Big Bang is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Big Bang, the scientific evidence that gives it credibility, and the terms and concepts associated with it.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this worksheet you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Which of the two theories of the creation of the universe is most likely correct
  • The scientific evidence that gives this theory credibility
  • The opposing theory of the origin of the universe
  • The circumstances around which the popular term 'Big Bang Theory' was coined

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the theories of the origins of the universe
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of the Big Bang Theory, its detractor and opposing theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Big Bang and Steady State theories and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the beginning of the universe, review the accompanying video and lesson called The Steady State Theory vs. The Big Bang Theory. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • George Gamow and Fred Hoyle
  • An explanation of the Steady State Theory
  • A description of the Big Bang Theory
  • The definitions and an explanation of the scientific theories that support the Big Bang Theory