A brief description of the concepts is provided in each box. Many questions utilize charts, diagrams, photographs and data included in the module. In most questions students are expected to reach conclusions based on the figures and data.

Graphic from Module. Click for Larger View. Stars & Galaxies (ATPI)
Investigation #35: Cosmology
  • Relative size/separation concepts applied to stars and galaxies
  • Homogeneity and isotropy concepts using diagrams
  • Cepheid Variables as a standard candle for distance
  • HII regions and galactic characteristics as distance measures
  • Red shift/distance calculations
  • Expanding universe interpretation of Hubble's Law
  • Age of the universe from Hubble's Law
  • Observations and cosmological models
Other Stars & Galaxies Modules:
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