Black Hole Apocalypse | Modeling Galaxies

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Once, scientists believed black holes to be rare, but modern technology is proving otherwise. Using data from the Hubble telescope, scientists create computer models of distant galaxies. They discover super massive black holes in the middle of every galaxy. Viewers learn about the technique, the discoveries, and the implication for future exploration as part of the PBS 9-12 Space series.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Go into more detail about the Swartzchild method
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the Hubble telescope, computer modeling, and black holes
  • Video allows for downloading to prevent Internet issues when sharing in class
Pros

  • Includes teacher tips of when to pause to clarify and other helpful hints
  • Developed by NASA, NOVA, and PBS
Cons

  • None
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