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einstein's theory of General Relativity

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cazzybabs Wed 24-Jun-09 22:57:08

... so i need to explain this in a sentence to 6 year olds...help.

if you cold write it for me and i could plagarise it i would be very grateful...and explain it to me on the way

zeke Wed 24-Jun-09 23:13:20

ummm good luck!

IMO they would need to understand a lot more about the world/science before they could even begin to understand that.

Tinker Wed 24-Jun-09 23:15:44

Gravity is like a mattress?

GrimmaTheNome Wed 24-Jun-09 23:19:15

Why would anyone think they could or should try to explain that to 6 year olds? hmm

Snorbs Wed 24-Jun-09 23:25:00

Try this.

melpomene Wed 24-Jun-09 23:54:13

My dh put it like this: "Space is stretchy and gets bent by objects."

nlondondad Thu 25-Jun-09 14:33:14

Go with the sorbs link. Its good.

General relativity makes gravity due to the geometry of space time.

I would have thought it beyond most children until they are at least 9.

TubOfLardWithInferiorRange Thu 25-Jun-09 15:38:34

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.”

Albert Einstein

cherryblossoms Thu 25-Jun-09 21:47:44

Haven't looked at Snorbs link yet (but will). My bf explained it to my 6 yr old (when he was still 6) by doing as Tinker suggested and putting and orange and an apricot on his duvet, showing him how the duvet bent up around them. That, he said, is what space and time do around objects.

Actually, it was a demonstration of gravity, not Einstein, but it seems to be coming from a similar post-Einsteinian place.

Sadly, there was more, but ... I didn't really retain it, clearly. Anyway, maybe that can be the practical demonstration after you've read the Snorbs link!

cazzybabs Thu 25-Jun-09 22:56:19

ahhh ... many thanks

GrimmaTheNome - me I think I should

cazzybabs Thu 25-Jun-09 22:57:03

BTW - thanks...

just a few more scientists to go...

Snorbs Fri 26-Jun-09 10:34:40

You're on your own when you get to String Theory grin

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