We may think we are the first organisms to remake the planet, but life has been transforming the Earth for eons. Adapted for publication and use by Big History Project from the essay, “Mineral Fodder,” by Robert Hazen, published on Aeon.co. If you look at science textbooks and sources like Wikipedia, the separation of geology … Continue reading How Do Minerals Make Our Planet Unique?
BHP Team This month, we’re focusing on the big question: How do we know where we are in the Milky Way? We dig into this topic in a guest expert BHP Blog post that sets the foundation for a new, out-of-this-world activity you can use in the classroom tomorrow. In this activity, students are confronted with a … Continue reading BHP Activity: How do we know what the Milky Way looks like?
Scott Henstrand, BHP Teacher New York, USA Note from BHP Team: This post is in response to Sarah Scoles’s piece Do You Know Where You Are in the Milky Way?. This piece discusses the scale of the Universe and how we’ve begun to understand both its makeup and our place within it, even if its … Continue reading Why It Matters