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Make a Black Hole #MakerEducation

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Great activity from Scientific American to try out with the kids over winter break.

Introduction
Do words like “general relativity,” “gravity well” and “spacetime continuum” sound intimidating? Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Albert Einstein to understand them! Try this fun activity to learn about these concepts and black holes—using some common household materials.

Background
We experience gravity all the time. It’s such a regular part of our lives that we might not give it much thought. It keeps our feet planted on the ground so we don’t float off into space. If we throw a ball up, it comes back down. Pretty easy, right?

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