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The Sun's Center Is 39,000 Years Younger Than Its Surface

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Explore the theory of relativity in relation to spacetime! An intriguing lesson explains the concept of spacetime and how time does not change at the same rate for everyone. As a lesson in a larger solar system playlist, the video concentrates on the movement of time in space in relation to location.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework; use class time to review the material through discussion
  • Have pupils create a list of the different types of stars discussed in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the theory of relativity
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The presenter shows excitement for the content, which holds viewers' attention
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson
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