This board game challenges players (ages 10+) to build a spaceship and fly to a black hole. The game provides opportunities for understanding phenomena based on current black hole research. During the game, players will experience the dangers and excitement of a real space mission, and learn about the nature of black holes by launching scientific probes. The game can be played competitively or as a team (instructions are also provided for playing in large groups. Black Hole Explorer consists of: Game Board, Game Rules, Spacecraft Data sheets, Science Briefing Room document, Event cards (28), Probe result cards (12), Energy tokens (140). Game components are available as PDF downloads; dice and game pieces must be provided by the user. NOTE: tokens and cards need to be cut to size from letter-size cardstock.


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    Informal Education,Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Youth Public,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Engineering,Earth and space science:Astronomy,Physics,Physical sciences:Motion and forces,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123233839T,Astrophysics,Technology,General Public,Space Science



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