The Mystery of Dark Matter

Explore the mysterious substance that makes up about 90% of the mass of every galaxy in the universe, called dark matter, in this engaging 30-minute video featuring Dr. Damian Pope.This kit includes the DVD resource, and an accompanying teacher's guide with worksheets and activities. Suitable for grades 11 and 12.

Kit includes:

  • DVD Movie (30 Minutes)
  • Teacher’s Guide


11 -12

Curriculum Links:

  • Uniform circular motion
  • Universal gravitation
  • Two-dimensional collisions
  • Nature of science and technology, scientific process
  • Mathematical Relationships

Other Topics Covered:

  • Relationship between orbital speed of stopper and mass of washer
  • Doppler shift for eclectromagnetic radiation
  • Mass distribution
  • Measuring the radius of a star's orbit