The Einstein 100 Science Show 'Einstein = masses of curiosity squared' will be presented during the day and other fun interactive activities will take place in our marquee. These activities will try and help you understand a little bit more about light and gravity and with enough people to help you may even get to hold the fabric of spacetime.
The activities will include:
- Making a simple parachute to show you how air can slow you down; but what would happen if you were trying to slow down a heavier weight?
- Comparing weights on different planets to Earth. Did you know you would not weigh the same on Jupiter?
- Checking out light paths with lasers.
- Finding out how fast our puppets Billy and Asha can travel down a slope. It's a competition so who will win?
- Can you balance Einstein's equation? How much mass do you actually need.
- Create and colour a spaghettification flip book.
- If you can gather enough people then try and hold the fabric of spacetime and see what different objects of varying masses do.
- Take the Einstein trail around the Centre.
There will be explanations about the activities and more about why we are celebrating Einstein 100 this year.
There is no set time for the activities; it will be drop-in when you want to between 11am and 3pm.
Please note the activities may be subject to change.
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