Finding and Leaping into Black Holes


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As you fall into a black hole you get:

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1. The disk of matter whirling around a black hole is known as the:

2. A black hole orbiting around another star is said to be in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What would happen if you jumped into a black hole? This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the properties of black holes, and their effects on time and matter in space.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment contains the following topics:

  • Definitions of key terms
  • Effects of matter inside a black hole
  • Visual perceptions of objects falling into a black hole
  • Emissions that allow detection of black holes

Skills Practiced

Students using these learning resources will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on jumping into black holes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately the term or phrase for given definitions, such as the disk of matter around a black hole and the system a black hole orbiting around a star is said to be in
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast perceptions of this phenomenon from inside and outside of a black hole
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about properties of black holes

Additional Learning

Want to learn more? This lesson on black holes, Finding and Leaping into Black Holes, contains the following objectives:

  • Explore ways time dilation around black holes affects the observation of the passage of time
  • Describe the effect of tidal forces on objects falling into a Schwarzschild Black Hole
  • Explain why accretion disks are only visible in binary systems