Black Hole

What happens to radio waves, time, and light in and near a black hole? Young scientists explore what is known about observing frequency and time at various distances from a black hole. They control the size of the black hole and the object's distance from it, among other things. Challenge questions in the simulator encourage higher-level thinking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read some of the current research on black holes, such as when two black holes merged in 2017
Classroom Considerations

  • Must sign up for a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
  • Assumes prior knowledge of kilometers, hertz, megahertz, and how to read an analog clock

  • Offers answers to all on-level questions on the worksheet
  • Includes links to four related content topics for further extension ideas

  • None
Common Core