What Are Gravitational Waves?

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If we could detect a gravitation wave, what would it feel like? A comprehensive video lesson discusses the creation of gravitational waves and the information they give us. Animations show how the waves move and impact the objects through which they move.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a discussion question as an exit ticket to check for understanding
  • Continue researching discoveries of the LIGO units
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a solid understanding of gravity
Pros

  • Animations add clarity to the lesson
  • Explains the importance of detecting gravitational waves
Cons

  • None