Origins: Back to the Beginning (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, that takes the viewers all the way back to he instant of creation—the Big Bang. The story, from then to now, is told using the language of science. Tyson examines the accumulated evidence, from the Hubble Constant to the cosmic background radiation, and pieces together the 13.8-billion-year-old story in about 55 minutes.
This episode would work well with biology, physics, physical science, astronomy, or astrophysics classes. But keep in mind that the questions are entirely conceptual, no math is needed for this video guide. Of the 32 questions on this documentary video guide, the overwhelming majority are higher-order in nature, with only a scattering of the lower-level types.
The concepts discussed include: the steady state theory, electromagnetic wave frequency, cosmic microwave background radiation, the COBE satellite, 1964 Bell Lab researchers, matter distribution in the early universe, the W-Map, element formation through nuclear fusion, supernova element formation, the Pillars of Creation, spectroscopy, and the Hubble Deep Survey.