When:Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6
Where:Online (see event details)
Target Audience:General Public
Join NASA in celebrating the mystery and wonder of black holes during the agency's Black Hole Week event from May 2-6. Follow along with @NASAUniverse on Twitter and Facebook to learn fun facts, see cool images and videos, read about the latest black hole discoveries and more! Plus visit black hole page on the NASA website to learn more about these fascinating cosmic features.
Teachers, find out how you can get students engaged in STEM learning related to the science of black holes at the links below.
Teachable Moments: How Scientists Captured the First Image of a Black Hole
Find out how scientists created a virtual telescope as large as Earth itself to capture the first image of a black hole's silhouette.
Teachable Moments: Learn About the Universe With the James Webb Space Telescope
Get a look into the science and engineering behind the largest and most powerful space telescope ever built while exploring ways to engage learners in the mission.
Teachable Moments: Gravitational Waves Detected for the First Time
Find out how researchers proved part of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, then create a model of the Nobel Prize-winning experiment in the classroom.
JPL Education ‘Teachable Moment’ Inspires Winning Science Fair Project
A “teachable moment” turned into a science fair win for an eighth-grader in Ontario, Canada, who based his project on a classroom activity from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Dropping In With Gravitational Waves
Students develop a model to represent gravitational waves and their propagation through spacetime.
Time 30 mins - 1 hr
How Do We See Dark Matter?
Students will make observations of two containers and identify differences in content, justify their claims and make comparisons to dark matter observations.
Time < 30 mins
Video: What Is a Black Hole?
Find out how what a black hole is, how they can form and why they are so cool!
Time Less than 30 mins
Black Holes: By the Numbers
What are black holes and how do they form?
Time Less than 30 mins
Across the NASA-Verse
- NASA Website - Black Holes
- JPL News: Black Hole Image Makes History
- Graphic: Anatomy of a Black Hole
Check out these related resources for students from NASA’s Space Place