LIGO Document P1600015-v6

Educator's guide

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This Educatorís Guide was developed by the Education and Public Outreach group at Sonoma State University under the direction of Prof. Lynn Cominsky. It was issued on 2/11/16 as part of the public materials that accompanied the announcement by the National Science Foundation of LIGOís discovery of the first gravitational wave event. The 508-compliant Guide includes several sections of background material: Gravitational Waves as Signals from the Universe, Gravity from Newton to Einstein, Gravitational Waves, The Direct Observation of Gravitational Waves by LIGO and Black Holes, as well as two classroom demonstration activities, that are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
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