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Ch 2: Cosmology for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Help your students learn about cosmology terms with this useful elementary school study guide chapter. Students will love the simple and entertaining lessons, and the chapter can be used for tutoring, test preparation and homework help.

Cosmology for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors explain basic cosmology terms and concepts for an elementary-level audience. These fun and kid-friendly lessons help your students learn and review information about light years, novas, spiral galaxies, redshifts and much more. You can assign your students the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam to make sure they fully understand these cosmology topics. The chapter is also accessible on any device that has an Internet connection.

Chapter Topics

  • Cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Light years
  • The Triangulum Galaxy
  • Spiral, elliptical and irregular galaxies
  • Novas
  • Stellar parallax
  • Parsecs
  • Redshifts
  • Time dilation
  • Zenith

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about cosmology will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn facts about cosmological terms, galaxy types and important astronomy concepts.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding information about cosmology
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about different cosmology types
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about cosmology
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the cosmology topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about cosmology.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands cosmology facts by administering the Cosmology for Elementary School chapter exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Cosmology for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Lesson for Kids

1. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Lesson for Kids

Some of the most important scientific discoveries and inventions have happened by accident. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Cosmic Microwave Background was discovered accidentally, with the help of pigeons!

Light Year Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

2. Light Year Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

This lesson explains what a light year is and who helped define it. It also includes several interesting facts about how fast and far you could travel within certain times and distances.

Triangulum Galaxy Lesson for Kids

3. Triangulum Galaxy Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn about the mysterious Triangulum galaxy. Read on to find out about the mystery molecules that scientists can't identify and find out what they have to do with the Triangulum galaxy.

Spiral Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

4. Spiral Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Did you know that there are different types of galaxies? In this lesson, you'll find out some interesting information about spiral galaxies, including how they got their name and what they look like.

Elliptical Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

5. Elliptical Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

In this lesson, you'll learn about elliptical galaxies, which are one of the three types of galaxies in our universe. Read on to find out how elliptical galaxies form and what they're made from.

Irregular Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

6. Irregular Galaxy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

There are three different types of galaxies in our universe. In this lesson, you'll learn about irregular galaxies, including how they're formed and what they look like. Read on to find out about these unique galaxies.

Nova Lesson for Kids

7. Nova Lesson for Kids

When stars travel around the galaxy in pairs, sometimes unusual things can happen. One of these unusual events is a nova. Read on to find out what a nova is and how it's formed.

Stellar Parallax Definition: Lesson for Kids

8. Stellar Parallax Definition: Lesson for Kids

How do astronomers know the distances to stars? One method called stellar parallax involves your thumb, angles, triangles, and Earth's orbit around the Sun. Read this lesson to learn more!

Parsec Definition: Lesson for Kids

9. Parsec Definition: Lesson for Kids

When studying astronomy, scientists needed to find a unit for the long distances in outer space. The units we use on Earth just aren't adequate enough! In this lesson, we will discover how the measurement parsec was developed to accommodate that need.

Redshift Definition: Lesson for Kids

10. Redshift Definition: Lesson for Kids

How do scientists know so much information about outer space when we cannot travel there? One example is making calculations using something called redshift. Read this lesson to learn more.

Zenith Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

11. Zenith Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

When studying space and astronomy, it's important to know when the sun, moon and planets rise and set. It's also important to know other information, like when and where their zenith will be. Let's learn about a zenith now.

Chapter Practice Exam
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