Directions: For this assignment you are going to be doing independent research into a celestial object/phenomena of your choice. These are not planets or stars; instead you are going to be looking at some of the weirder things out there!
You will choose one object/phenomenon from the list below and research it. You will explain it to the class with a short, creative lesson. You must first explain your object/feature (what it is, what it does, etc), and then you must come up with a creative way to explain it to the class. You may NOT do a PowerPoint presentation or make a poster. You will need to hand in a list of sources, although you are not required to cite them in MLA format.
- Oort Cloud
- Black Hole
- Binary Star System
- Dark Matter
- Dark Galaxy
Remember that your presentation MUST be creative – these are tough concepts, and you will need to come up with a clever way to communicate them to the class.
Good luck! This stuff is really cool, so enjoy the research process!