NOVA Black Holes

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Publication Date:2016
Summary:Learn about black holes and outer space through this app created by the PBS Science series NOVA. Targeted for students in grades 6-12 (and lifelong learners), and available for the iPad, the app explores the science behind black hole detection, gravitational waves, and more. In the game, players start with a star and play more than 50 levels to watch it become a black hole. Hurl your star across space time to hit your target. Navigate fields of cosmic objects and quasars , in your quest to become more massive. reach the end, and your star collapses... to become a black hole.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-1; HS-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-3; MS-ESS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: astronomy; pbs; space
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