#CelebrateWithDE – The Legacy of Stephen Hawking

Explore the universe through the mind of the late Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most brilliant scientists, through video segments from the Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking series.


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Stephen Hawking
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Experience the 35 resources in this content collection to dive into the concepts behind questions like these: Are black holes natural time machines? What would the end of the universe be like? What’s really at the end of a wormhole?


A Glimpse of One of the World’s Most Influential Scientists

 
The Black Hole: A Natural Time Machine
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 9-12, Video Segment

The black hole is the heaviest object in the galaxy, containing the mass of four million suns and dramatically affecting time. If a space ship were to orbit the black hole for ten years earth time, the astronauts on board would experience only five years of earth’s time.
 
The End of the Universe
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 9-12, Video Segment

The earliest date cosmologists believe the universe could end is 30 billion years from now. Dr. Hawking hopes that scientists will uncover the reason the universe was created in the near future.
 
Wormholes
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 9-12, Video Segment

Within the quantum foam, wormholes are tiny wrinkles and crevices of time that constantly form, disappear, and reform. These wormholes actually link two separate places at two different times and allow scientists to believe it is possible to travel through time within the fourth dimension.

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