Why Do We Care about Gravitational Waves?

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 misunderstood space phenomenon. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph waves of different frequency to introduce the lesson
  • Create a timeline while watching the video to illustrate the progression of science
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a solid understanding of wave behavior

  • Animations help to clarify difficult concepts
  • Highlights scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson

  • None