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No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes
This computer activity provides information that will allow students to extend their understanding of basic physical concepts that apply to the study of black holes. They will see how physics and mathematics are used to predict the existence and properties of invisible objects. The assessment component is designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice communicating results of their Internet research to a specified audience.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Portions of this site require QuickTime.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Material credited to STScI on this site was created, authored, and/or prepared for NASA under Contract NAS5-26555. Unless otherwise specifically stated, no claim to copyright is being asserted by STScI and it may be freely used as in the public domain in accordance with NASA's contract. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of this work NASA and STScI be given appropriate acknowledgement. STScI further requests voluntary reporting of all use, derivative creation, and other alteration of this work.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-934
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • History of science
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Historical perspectives
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Amazing Space'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Paula B. Hendry
North East High School

Author: Greg Helms
North County High School

Contact: Daniel Steinby
Space Telescope Science Institute