Daily Lessons for Teaching A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson
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Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapter 1)


Part 1, Chapter 1

The author opens this chapter with how it all began---the Big Bang. The objective of this lesson is to understand the essence of the Big Bang theory and how the concept came about.


1. Class Discussion: What is the Big Bang? Did space and time exist before the Big Bang? How does the author describe what transpired at the point of origin of our universe? How far did the universe expand in less than a minute? How old is the universe thought to be? Who first proposed the Big Bang Theory? When was the theory proposed? Did it catch on? When did scientists start to buy into this concept?

2. Written Assignment: Write an analysis on the following: How did Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, two young American astronomers, accidentally discover evidence to support the Big Bang Theory?

3. Small Group Activity: In small groups, discuss...

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