Unit Overview:

Origin of the Universe & Solar System Unit Plan

Complete unit plan, designed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework

24-29 days

Through observations and analysis of models, in this unit students will develop an understanding of evidence?cosmic background radiation and red shift?that has led scientists to their current understanding of the universe's origin. Students will also use models to construct their own understanding of how the Sun and the rest of our solar system were formed, properties of celestial objects, and the patterns and relationships we observe in the cosmos. Throughout the unit, students will apply their learning to the unit performance task, Hunting for Earth 2.0.