Origins of the Universe
Misconceptions and Educational Research
Common misconceptions include:
- Our Solar System, Galaxy, and Universe all formed during the Big Bang.
- The Universe is expanding away from a single center.
- The Universe has an outer edge.
- The Universe is expanding into something else.
Misconceptions about the Big Bang
Scientific American article by Charles H. Lineweaver and Tamara M. Davis
How do visitors understand the universe?
This article, which was published in the May/June 1999 Association of Science-Technology Centers Newsletter, presents an overview of several front-end visitor studies from museums and science centers.
Beyond the Solar System: Expanding the Universe in the Classroom
How can teachers and students explore some of the biggest questions about our place in space and time? This professional development DVD is filled with video, print, and online resources for educators of students and adults alike.