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Model of a Black Hole

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Even light cannot leave the force of a black hole! Learners use a model to explore the gravitational force of a black hole. An elastic bandage and heavy ball serve to create the hole, while marbles become the victims of its strong force.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during an astronomy unit of study on stars and black holes
  • Review important vocabulary in a graphic organizer for reference during the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects knowledge of how black holes form
  • Collect necessary materials before teaching the lesson
  • Adaptable to various grade levels
  • Uses modeling to explain a complex concept
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