Black hole classroom activities — Quick reference guide (Final chapter)

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astroEDU
Sep 10, 2018 · 2 min read

This post provides you the final chapter of the quick reference guide. Previous chapters were posted and they are about black hole formation, gravity and spacetime, models of black holes, spaghettification, and black hole detection. This chapter 6 is about analyzing astronomical images to measure the limit mass of black holes.

1. BLACK HOLES: GRAVITY’S RELENTLESS PULL

Age: 10+

Learning objectives:

An online interactive multimedia resource with activities such as locating black holes in the Milky Way, determining the mass of black hole by orbit of stars, etc.

Comments:

A fast internet connection is required.

Instruction:

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech, wikimedia.org

2. EVALUATING BLACK HOLE CANDIDATES

Age: 15+

Learning objectives:

Students explore stellar mass black hole candidates just as scientists do, and conduct their own research project by observing with research quality robotic telescopes.

Comments:

Advanced activity allowing students to roleplay as of a researcher.

Instruction:

http://graasp.eu/ils/57221f65c3ddb608c844b6c3/?lang=en

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Credit: UNAWE Flickr

You can download the pdf of the entire booklet here, the e-book here and the zip-file with all needed files to make a translation here.

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