Discovering Gravitational Waves
This hands-on activity uses simple materials to model spacetime and the effect that gravitational waves has upon it. Students also learn about the fundamental science behind LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and how gravitational waves are detected with this device.
Five short videos are included in the download files.
Intended Audience: Junior High (Gr 9-10), High School (Gr 11-12)
Lesson Topics: Gravity, Process of Science, Relativity, Waves