Hubble's Law data analysis

Hubble's Law data analysis
Publication Date: January, 2015
Type of Resource: Student worksheet

This downloadable resource looks at the Hubble constant.

The resource is a data analysis task where students plot the velocity of receding galaxies against their distance from Earth to obtain a value for the Hubble constant.

The students are then asked to convert this value into the age of the Universe and answer some other questions. Answers are also provided.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS203
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and... > ACSSU188