Black Holes Buckets: No Escape [Activity]

Black Holes Buckets: No Escape [Activity]

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
This is a simple and fun activity to help visualize the warping of space by gravity. Stretch and fasten flexible fabric over the top of a bucket and encourage visitors to experiment with marbles and weights to discover some basics about gravity and black holes.

Possible topics: Discuss an what an Earth-mass black hole would behave like vs the regular planet Earth and discuss what exactly "center of mass" means. You can also orbit marbles around a black hole!

Uploaded: October 2008

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Tutorial: Black Holes: No Escape

Video demonstration of the activity.

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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