Have Gravitational Waves Been Discovered?!?

Einstein was right ... again? Introduce young physicists to the final piece in Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity through a video from PBS covering space time and measurement. Discover where gravitational waves come from, the catastrophic events that trigger them, and how scientists go about measuring these elusive events.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the video to an expanded study of Einstein's theories or of space-time itself
  • Provide more information on the amazing facilities that measure gravitational waves by visiting LIGO's website
Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss the basics of relativity to refresh the class' memory, then view the resource
Pros

  • The content is fascinating and explained clearly
  • Illustrations help viewers understand the principles behind how gravitational waves are created
Cons

  • None
Common Core