Minute Physics: What Is Dark Matter?

It's hard to explain stuff you can't see! But, this animated stick-figure drawing describes dark matter and how we know it exists. It likens the galaxy to a merry-go-round, holding the stars on their circular path. The one-minute explanation is sufficient, and makes a fun addition to your astrophysics unit.

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Pros

  • Animation is amusing for middle and high schoolers
  • A clear and concise introduction to dark matter
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  • None