Stephen Hawking- A Star in the Universe

Created by NASA Wavelength Last updated 3/23/2018

Use this list to share with your students the amazing life and scientific work of Stephen Hawking. His contributions to our understanding of the universe and its stars (ESS1.A) and Earth and the solar system (ESS1.B) have changed astronomy, particularly in the study of black holes.

Dr. Hawking epitomized STEM: all of his research and teaching focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Even his ability to verbally communicate his research to the world involved technology and engineering.

These resources feature information about his life, along with classroom investigations specifically related to black holes.

This list supports the following national standards:
Next Generation Science Standards