Apply mathematical models and computer simulations to study evidence collected relating to the extent and composition of the universe.
Earth and Space Sciences
Origin and Evolution of the Universe
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Describe changes in the universe over billions of years.
Explain how scientists obtain information about the universe by using technology to detect electromagnetic radiation that is emitted, reflected, or absorbed by stars and other objects.
Explain the scale used to measure the sizes of stars and galaxies and the distances between them.
Compare the basic structures of the universe (e.g., galaxy types, nova, black holes, neutron stars).
Explain the “red-shift” and Hubble’s use of it to determine stellar distance and movement.