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Black Hole Apocalypse | Modeling Galaxies
4 mins 6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Once, scientists believed black holes to be rare, but modern technology is proving otherwise. Using data from the Hubble telescope, scientists create computer models of distant galaxies. They discover super massive black holes in the...
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your class to one of the ways that technology is benefiting humanity. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission involves the data collected by nine satellites from different countries with a united focus on studying world...
Why Mars Rovers Don't Study Water
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewIs it possible to contaminate the planets our astronauts or rovers visit? With current technology, it is impossible to send a completely sterile rover to Mars, and there could be up to 30,000 different microbes on the space traveler!...
Why Do We Care about Gravitational Waves?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Advances in technology lead to advances in science. As part of a larger playlist on physics, the video presenter explains the history of the discovery of gravitational waves. Using these waves provides insight into many different...
Everything You Should Know about Trappist-1 Exoplanets
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Have we found the next Earth? Join the host of an interesting physics series as she learns what scientists know about the planets orbiting the star Trappist-1 during an engaging video. Astronomers discuss how they located the system,...
Communications and the Lunar Outpost
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can you hear me now? Groups use given information about communication on the moon to determine the maximum distance an astronaut can travel and stay in communication. Using the calculations, they determine what lunar features they can...
The Lunar Lander – Ascending from the Moon
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What angle? Groups determine the height of the lunar lander as it ascends from the surface of the moon and calculate the angle of elevation of the lunar lander at specific times and distances. The provided series of questions lead the...