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Einstein Demonstrations- General Relativity

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This podcast is part of the series: Einstein Demonstrations


McWane Science Center


McWane Science Center


Space-Time Sheet – use a spandex sheet it is possible to show a heavy mass in the center of the grid distorting space-time. Rolling smaller balls past the mass, within the well but not into the mass, will illustrate the deflection of light that appears in an intense gravitational field. This deflection also lends itself to supporting the particle nature of light.

Length: 01:54

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SC2015] ESS (9-12) 6: Obtain and evaluate information about Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein to communicate how their findings challenged conventional thinking and allowed for academic advancements and space exploration.


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