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Black Hole Formation

Grade Level Grades 9-12
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Next Generation Science Standards

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SWBAT to graphically explain the life cycle of a star that becomes a black hole. 

Students read an article and cartoon about how the Event Horizon Telescope was able to take a picture of a black hole 55 million light-years away, then create their own visual representation on how black holes form. 

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Observing Supermassive Black Holes in Virtual Reality
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Construct an explanation of the Big Bang theory based on astronomical evidence of light spectra, motion of distant galaxies, and composition of matter in the universe.
Communicate scientific ideas about the way stars, over their life cycle, produce elements.

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