Gravity Visualized is a video of physics teacher Dan Burns explaining his space-time warping demo. A 2-kg mass in the middle with rolling marbles show orbits. A large marble rolling with a smaller one next to it will mimic the Earth-Moon system. Two handfuls of marbles thrown in opposite directions will show why the survivors all go in the same direction, just like the formation of the solar system. Imagine how students from K-Gray might play-to-learn with this exceptional spacetime simulator!
Keep scrolling to see the STEMAZing version of this Spacetime Simulator which can be made for around $100.
You can make your own or borrow one from The STEMAZing Project if you attended this workshop. The spacetime simulator demonstrates how Einstein described gravity – masses warping spacetime and drawing other masses into the gravity wells they create.