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Formation of the Universe - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers subjects related to the formation of the universe for your perusal. Learn about the origins of the universe and the evidence used to support these concepts. Once you finish these lessons, you should be able to complete the following objectives:
- Discuss the Big Bang theory as it relates to expanding and contracting universes
- Detail the evidence for the Big Bang theory
- Outline the geological evidence of the earth's formation
- Differentiate between different theories of geological evolution
Take your time as you work through this chapter and use the video tabs to go back and review any portion of a video lesson that you need to. We've also included short quizzes with each lesson. They can be used for self-assessment purposes. The test at the end of the chapter provides a helpful, comprehensive overview of these subjects.
1. Origins of the Universe: The Big Bang and Expanding & Contracting Universes
Students will learn the origins of the universe, the Big Bang theory, the timeline of the universe, how the universe is still expanding to this day, and what astronomers expect the universe to look like in the future.
2. Evidence for the Big Bang Theory: Background Radiation, Red-Shift and Expansion
Discover what evidence exists to support the Big Bang theory of the birth of the universe. Learn how cosmic background radiation, the red shift of light and the ongoing expansion of the universe led scientists to believe that the universe was started with the Big Bang.
3. Geological Evidence of Earth's Formation
How did the Earth form? When did it form? And more importantly, how do we know? Learn about the evidence we have for the formation of the Earth. See how many clues you picked up by taking a quiz.
4. Theories of Geological Evolution: Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism
Geologists haven't always agreed about the history of our planet. They have debated between catastrophism and uniformitarianism over the last few hundred years! Learn about the two main theories of geologic evolution and how scientists came to resolve the dispute.
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