Estimating the Mass of a Supermassive Black Hole
Using real astronomical data from stars orbiting around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, students use their knowledge of universal gravitation and orbits to determine the mass of the black hole using graphical methods. This download includes a 10 minute video that supports the lesson.
Intended Audience: Senior High (Gr 11-12)
Lesson Topic: Astronomy, Black Holes, Gravity
This individual lesson plan is part of the Black Holes lesson compilation.