The Universe in a Nutshell
A great example of video-based education from Big Think. Michio Kaku provides an engaging introduction to physics and in the process interweaves history of British royalty, astronomy and comets, and ends up talking about the Higgs Boson, string theory, multiverses, and the Big Bang.
This kind of content inspires curiosity. It shows how the core concepts are relevant to the world we live in, and places them in historical context. While I'm on the general topic, here's another book recommendation, one of my favorites: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Bryson spends time discussing the Big Bang and continues on to provide an entertaining summary of natural history, emergence of life on earth, human origins, etc., with an emphasis on telling the story of the few and generally eccentric group of geniuses who have driven the progression of discovery and technology that the world enjoys today.
Here's Bryson giving a lecture to the Royal Society. As enjoyable as the lecture is, his book is better, something to read and re-read every couple of years, and have your children read it too. In my opinion, this should be the starter science textbook for all high school students.
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