Using "A Private Universe" Video with High School Students

Printed from the Annenberg Media Math and Science Project Teachers' Lab at

While "A Private Universe" was designed as a teacher education tool, some teachers have had success showing the video to high school students. Viewing segments of the program could help some students become aware of their own preconceptions. Students have reported that after seeing the video they felt more confidence in their teachers because their teachers understood how they learned.

Testing Predictions

Testing predictions can be a powerful learning tool. Teachers can also gain insights into students' understanding by paying attention to their predictions.

Before Showing "A Private Universe"

While Showing "A Private Universe"

After Showing "A Private Universe"

This activity is from "A Private Universe" Teacher's Guide, produced by the Science Media Group of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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