I used to think that the definitive YouTube video about our universe was Eric Idle’s Galaxy Song, but now I have to admit the good people at the American Museum of Natural History have raised the bar with their “The Known Universe” video that, in the simplest of terms, is like a universe-sized version of Google Earth on steroids. It’s about seven minutes long and just kind of mind boggling in scope.
For any lesson plan or unit dealing with the vastness of space and galactic measurements, this seven-minute video will become a must as a lead in. To really enjoy its full potential make sure to select the 720p HD version of it. You might just watch it a few times with a slack jaw. I know I did.
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