Challenge Team Abstract
Team Number: 043
School Name: Goddard High School
Area of Science: Physics
Project Title: Time Dilation:
Our program is based on Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity. Time Dilation means if you travel in a space ship near the speed of light, time will slow down for people inside the spaceship relative to the people not inside the spaceship. We will use Earth as one reference point and the spaceship as another. Our plan is to calculate the aging difference between those people on the spaceship and the people on earth. We will find the ratio of the aging difference between the people on the ship and on earth. Einstein believed that the faster you go (near the speed of light) the slower time would pass. Our program will model this strange phenomenon.