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The Black Hole Explorer Game DLESE Reviewed Collection
This board game lets players build a spaceship and fly to a black hole. The game provides many opportunities for understanding phenomena based on current black hole research. During the game, the player will experience the dangers and excitement of a real space mission, and learn about the nature of black holes by launching scientific probes. The game can be played competitively or as a team. Game components are available as PDF downloads; dice and game pieces must be provided by the user. Black Hole Explorer consists of: Game Board, Game Rules, Spacecraft Data sheets, Science Briefing Room document, Event cards (28), Probe result cards (12), Energy tokens (140). NOTE: tokens and cards need to be cut to size from letter-size cardstock.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
It is available as downloadable PDF via the Web. The game has been used and advertised through NASA Broker Facilitator partners, through the SEU Forum?s Inside Einstein?s Universe partnership of 14 museums nationwide, and through the NASA Museum Alliance.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-457
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Simon Steel