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Evidence of the Big Bang Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Use evidence to support the formation of the universe through the Big Bang.
  • In addition to earth science, these materials can be used in a high school physics course.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 10 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.



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Use evidence to support the formation of the universe through the Big Bang theory in the classroom. In this series of 5 investigations, students collect pieces of evidence that each provide part of the story. They explore the spectra of different elements and light sources, analyze star spectrographs, investigate the Doppler effect for sound and light, model the expansion of the universe, and digitally observe the remnants of the Big Bang.

Curriculum Connection
While designed for a stand-alone earth science course, this series of activities could be incorporated into a high school physics course.

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, 45 minutes. Completing the activities, approximately 1 week (180 minutes).

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectation(s)
HS-ESS1-2. Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.

Crosscutting Concepts
Energy and Matter

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.A: The Universe and Its Stars
PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation

Science and Engineering Practices
Constructing Explanations

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should be familiar with scientific notation and graphing.

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  • This item is only available at Carolina.com.

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Diffraction Gratings 36 Included
Nichrome Wire Loop 3 Included
Pen Lights, Disposable 3 Included
AA Battery Holder 1 Included
Electric Buzzer 1 Included
Balloons 18 Included
Twine 1 Included
Cup, Paper, 16 oz 1 Included
1 M Sodium Chloride Solution 1 Included
1 M Lithium Chloride Solution 1 Included
1 M Copper Chloride Solution 1 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Copies of "Slit Template" (download from digital resources) Needed, Not Included
White Paper Needed, Not Included
Colored Pencils or Crayons Needed, Not Included
Scissors Needed, Not Included
Hole Punch Needed, Not Included
Test Tube Racks Needed, Not Included
Test Tubes, 12 x 100-mm Needed, Not Included
Ruler, Metric (30.5 cm) Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker Needed, Not Included
Incandescent Light Bulb in an Unshaded Fixture Needed, Not Included
Overhead Fluorescent Bulb or CFL (compact fluorescent light) Bulb in a Fixture Needed, Not Included
Bunsen Burners Needed, Not Included
AA Battery Needed, Not Included
Matches or Lighter Needed, Not Included
Candle (e.g., tea light or wide-based) Needed, Not Included
Tape Needed, Not Included

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