Can a Black Hole Be Destroyed?

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The destructive power of black holes is enough to give any astrophysicist nightmares. No wonder the question arises as to whether a black hole can be destroyed. The narrator of a theoretical video explores the possibilities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals or groups use the Black Hole Calculator in the resource to calculate the properties of a black hole of their choice
  • Pause the video frequently to answer questions and check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • The explanations are very dense and presume viewers have previously studied black holes and their properties
  • The resource section focuses on the life and achievements of Stephen Hawking
  • Video ends with an ad for related videos
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question
Cons

  • None
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