Kaufmann, William J. III, Universe, Freeman and Company, 1994.
This book is an excellent resource for teachers as it explains many
Mitton, Jacqueline and Simon, The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy, Oxford
University Press, Inc., 1995.
This is an excellent general astronomy book for middle school and for
high school students. Teachers will also find it quite useful for topics
such as black holes and active galaxies.
Rosen, Sidney, How Far Is A Star?, Carolrhoda Books,Inc., 1992.
Cartoon characters make such difficult topics as black holes seem easy
for elementary students in this entertaining and educational book.
Couper, Heather and Henbest, Nigel, Black Holes, Dorling Kindersley
A colorful introduction to the many strange behaviors and appearances of
black holes. Intended for middle school to high school levels.
Novikov, Igor, Black Holes and the Universe, Canto Edition, Cambridge
University Press, 1995.
This book contains a non-technical discussion of relativity and
astrophysics. It is an excellent teacher resource that may also be
usable to a capable middle school and high school student. Topics
included in the book range from black holes to quantum theory.
- Mysteries of Deep Space, "Exploding Stars and Black Holes", PBS Home
Video, Turner Home Entertainment (60 minutes). This is a well-told story
that explains the life cycle of massive stars that will eventually die as
black holes. Intended for the high-school student and above.
- Search For Black Holes", New River Media (60 minutes). This is a
video that contains interviews with all of the "who's who" in black holes
today. Some of the animations are quite clever. Intended for the
middle-school student and above.
- Stephen Hawking's Universe Series, "Black Holes and Beyond" (60
minutes). The animations in this video are very attractive. Intended for
the high-school student and above.
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