Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

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Resource ID#: 156345 Primary Type: Text Resource

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: gravitational waves, gravity, black hole, Albert Einstein, theory of relativity, general relativity, spacetime, warped spacetime, informational text, text complexity
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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Lesson Plan

Opening New Windows to the Cosmos: Detecting Gravitational Waves:

In this lesson, students will analyze an informational text that describes the first detection of gravitational waves. The text seeks to define gravitational waves, the technology used to detect them, and the impact this discovery may have on future scientific endeavors. This informational text is designed to support reading in the content area. The lesson plan includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, sample answers, and a writing rubric.

Type: Lesson Plan