Lesson 1: Relativity  What is
it?
 Fermilab's Time
Dilation Challenge.
 The Basics
of Relativity (6
seconds)
 The Relativity Game  Challenge
what you know!
Note: For Fermilab's Time
Dilation Challenge and The Relativity Game, you need
Shockwave. You may painlessly Download
Shockwave here if you do not have it.
Lesson 2: Time
Dilation
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the basketball analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.
Lesson 3 : Relativistic
Mass
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the space pool analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.
Lesson 4 : Length
Contraction
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the pole and the barn analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.

Examples to aid your
practice.
Example 1:
 If you were to board a craft
and travel at 300 m/s, how long would 1 hour
be?
Example 2:
 If you were to board a craft
and travel at 0.2 c,
how long would 1 hour be?
Example 3:
 If you were to board a craft
and travel at 0.8 c,
how long would 1 hour be?
Example 4:
 If you were to board a craft
and travel c,
how long would 1 hour be?
 Talk about Time Standing
Still!
Example 5:
 You volunteer to travel to a
newly discovered planet about 30 light
years from earth. At
what speed do you need to travel to reach the planet in 6
years?
Lesson 2: Time
Dilation
 The
equation.
 Where does
that come from?
 I still don't get it!
Give me
the basketball analogy.
 So what? There's an equation.
How do
I use the equation in the game?
 Practice
Problems.
 Examples
to aid your practice.
