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Gravity Well Kit

Model and investigate the principles of gravity and General Relativity with the Gravity Well Kit. The kit enables qualitative hands-on demonstrations of space-time and the attractive force of gravity. Includes:

  • One 32-inch tabletop gravity well
  • Different sized spherical masses to represent stars, planets, and moons
  • Detailed lessons and instructions through the PocketLab Notebook
Price
$39

PocketLab Gravity Well Kit

The Gravity Well Kit is a unique way to investigate and intuitively experience the nature of gravity, space-time, and the Theory of General Relativity. The kit and activity is designed for students in middle school through AP high school courses to gain a deeper understanding of the physics of gravity.

gravity well

 


What's Included?

  • 32-inch gravity well demonstration setup
  • 3 different sized spherical masses to represent stars, planets, and moons
  • Detailed lessons and instructions through the PocketLab Notebook: Lesson Link

Alignment to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

 

NGSS MS-PS2-4- Forces and Interactions
Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.
 
NGSS HS-PS2-4- Forces and Interactions
Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.

Real Data, Not Simulations
Every activity involves real-world data collection of physical phenomenon so your students can learn hands-on.

Backed by Research
Lessons were developed in projects with the Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences and the National Science Foundation SBIR program

 

Learn More

Start with this ready-to-use investigation on the Gravity Well: lesson link.