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Fabric of the Universe
Zakary Noel & Jacob Robertson
Explore forces in a gravitational field using a spandex sheet and marbles.
This demonstration shows how gravity can be interpreted as the bending of spacetime due to massive bodies. Participants can identify gravity interactions, observe how the shape of the spandex corresponds to mathematical models, and make inferences based on object size, shape, and mass.
After completing this demonstration, present Part 2 to explore solar system formation, tides, and planetary rings.
sps-demo-astro-fabric-universe.pdf (488.76 KB)