The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness—White Dwarfs and Black Dwarfs

Have you ever wondered how the universe will end? The video offers a look at the progression into eternity. It explains how humans might exist living by a white dwarf once all of the other stars are gone. Then it details the death of the white dwarf and the resulting finality of life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the concept of being tidally locked to a star prior to watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of the types of stars and their characteristics
  • Not recommended for those prone to depression or over-dramatizing the future
Pros

  • Includes subtitles in 26 languages for the benefit of English learners
  • Fun illustrations help maintain viewer attention
Cons

  • None