Most scientists agree that the universe started about 14 billion years ago. It is sometimes hard to explain to children how this happens – even scientists aren’t sure what came before (although they do have theories).  We do know that all the particles of the universe were contained within one small ball called a singularity.  AND this singularity exploded pushing particles into outer space. These particles began to ever expand. I’ve found some interesting sites, videos, and projects that may interest children.  Enjoy!

Video on the origins of the universe
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtDTWYBTAGQ

Great explanation of the Big Bang and other fun stuff
www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMSZ5WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html

NASA’s fun site for projects and such
www.spaceplace.nasa.gov/universe-slime/en/