Space-time Fabric

space-time fabric

 

  • Heavy objects placed on giant spandex sheet curve fabric.
  • Trajectories of rolling marbles on spandex sheet are affected by curvature of sheet. (mostly they are affected by earth’s gravity… but the analogy gets the point across)
  • youtube video of this demo, with classroom ideas.
  • Demo can be set up in lab room, to accommodate audience participation.

 

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