$10 – $30

Educator Make and Take: Build the Best Gravity Well (Educator Workshop)

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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Sun and Earth in Spacetime Image Credit: T. Pyle/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab


Educator Make and Take (or Borrow) Event - Gravity Wells

Build a gravity well with cheap and easily accessible materials. Use the gravity well to conceptualize gravity on Earth and in our Solar System by modeling orbits, demonstrating gravity between two objects of different masses, and recreating the formation of our solar system.

Event Schedule:

  • 8:30 - 9:00: Arrival and light breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:30: Gravity basics
  • 9:30 - 10:00: Make and Take Build
  • 10:00 - 11:00: Understanding gravity through inquiry

Two Tickets, Two Options

  • Educator Make and Take: Includes the workshop, the gravity well build, and the ability to keep the gravity well.
  • Educator Make and Borrow: Includes the workshop and a shared build with other educators. A system for borrowing the gravity well will be made available after the workshop.

Gravity Wells as Classroom Tools

Why does our moon orbit Earth? Why does Earth orbit our sun? The answer is “gravity” but how does gravity work? In this workshop, turn an abstract concept into an interactive three-dimensional visual. Your constructed gravity well will serve as a model for the entire class and will break down and fit in your closet when not in use.

Gravity wells use a stretchy fabric to represent Einstein's theory of relativity. More than 100 years ago, Einstein stated that any mass will bend spacetime, similar to how an object will bend an outstretched fabric.

Educators can make and take their own gravity well or opt for a shared build that educators can share throughout the school year.



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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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