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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - What is a Black Hole? (Fifth Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the link and watch the first video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. Click the > button to watch the second video. 3. 🗣 Talk to your family member about what you learned about black holes. Where are they and what are their properties or things to note about them? What can escape a black hole? Why? 4. ✏️ Write down everything you learned about a black hole and draw your best interpretation of the black hole (what you think it looks like). Try to show what would happen if you tried to leave the black hole, like shining a light out of it. 5. add Tap the add button. 6. photo Tap the camera button to take a picture of your notes and drawing. 7. mic Tap the mic to record yourself explaining your understanding of black holes and the example you drew. Are there any black holes near us in space? Why is this good news? 8. check Tap the check to save. 9. Check out the bonus video with the amazing photos of space! Family Extensions: - Act out what would happen with a black hole and objects around the house, with one person being the black hole, and everyone else pretending to be stars, light, planets, and more! - Look up at the sky at night and notice what you can see.

5th Grade, Science, Home Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 5-ESS2 Earth’s Systems