Answer these questions on Commenting on documentaries and video clips about the Universe and Plate Tectonics

Please read the grading rubric and make sure you have covered everything on there, I have attached the grading rubric.

Watch the videos whose titles are given below which you could find in their respective sections from “Textbook Reading, PowerPoint Slides, Videos, etc.” to answer the following 4 questions. For each question provide short but complete answers not exceeding one paragraph each (min. 2, max. 6 sentences).

From video titled THE EVER-EXPANDING UNIVERSE (Attached Youtube Link, Scroll Down)

1. The video discusses several findings that support a hot beginning for the universe (big bang!). Describe two of those findings mentioned in the video. One must be that which resulted in the Nobel Prize winning for the researchers. [12 points]

2. The quoted statement below is taken from the video.

“When we see, using a powerful telescope, a 13.7 billion light years away star or galaxy, we’re not only looking out into space, but we too are looking 13.7 billion years back in time.”

Why does this statement make sense, or does it? Explain. [13 points]

3. From the Video titled: “The hottest Place on Earth, Episode 1 Part 6” (Youtube link scroll down)

The scene of the documentary is located at which plate boundary type: Convergent, Divergent, or Transform plate boundary? Chose one and explain why. (13 points)

4. From the Discovery Channel Video titled: “San Andreas Fault”

The scene of the documentary is located at what kind of plate boundary? Convergent, Divergent, or Transform plate boundary? Chose one and explain why. (12 points)

Links: The Ever Expanding Universe

Links : The Hottest Place on Earth Episode 1 part 6


Discovery Channel San Andreas Fault


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