Activity: Exploring Black Holes
What is a black hole? How do astronomers find them? What's an event horizon?
Take your students on a quest for these answers in a new set of activities.
Students use this site, as well as real and current
data on supermassive black holes as they work through these activities. Download
the PowerPoint presentation and four movie files to reinforce your instruction.
Grade level: Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy
File (8.1 MB pdf)
Science Standards (61
Journal (76 Kb pdf)
News Flashes (44
Claims (68 Kb pdf)
Please download the PowerPoint and four movie files.
Make sure that all
these files are in the same directory (or folder)
on your computer hard
• PowerPoint (6.8
Four movie files
• Andromeda_blackhole.mov (4.2
• blackhole.mov (3.4 MB)
• Chandra_rxj1242.mov (4.8)
• STScI_blackhole.mpg (3.4