The Universe

This short course explored the ways scientists learn about the universe and the current ideas about the origins and formation of the universe. The course also addressed how the universe was formed, formation and destruction of stars, and characteristics of the Sun and stars in terms of size and composition. Participants gained access to NASA resources and discovered strategies for implementing inquiry-based instruction models. The instructor guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations and facilitated discussions that enhanced teacher knowledge of key concepts. Participants contributed to asynchronous weekly discussions and completed suggested reading assignments from NSTA's Universe SciPack, journal articles, and online NASA resources.

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