Catch a Gravitational Wave, Dude!
Using surfer lingo, introduces the concept of gravitational waves. Describes their probable sources (binary star systems, black holes, supernovae) and what we can learn about these sources if only we could detect the gravitational waves they produce. Describes the proposed Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission to detect GWs. Includes an exciting classroom science bowl-type game (including all the questions and answers) played in teams to reinforce new concepts and vocabulary.
Material Type: Drill and Practice
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: February 15, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 18, 2014
Submitter: Jaime Arvizu
Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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