LIGO Overview

Connections to Science Standards

Student Study Guide and Teachers' Guide

Classroom Activities

Additional Resources

Watch Einstein's Messengers on the Web

Resources and Contacts for Teachers


Teachers, students and the public can help LIGO search for gravitational waves! Download the Einstein@Home screen saver; when the screen saver runs, your computer will be analyzing data from a gravitational wave interferometer. http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu

On the Web

LIGO Laboratory: www.ligo.caltech.edu

Check the LIGO Lab main page for links to recent LIGO news plus LIGO Caltech and LIGO MIT links.

LIGO Hanford Observatory: www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu

Surf "Teachers Corner" for classroom activities, field trip information and education resources related to LIGO science.

LIGO Livingston Observatory: www.ligo-la.caltech.edu

The LIGO Science Education Center, located at the site of the Livingston Observatory in Louisiana, opened in the fall of 2006. Follow the “Science Education Center” link on the LIGO Livingston main page.

The Penn State Center for Gravitational Wave Physics: http://cgwp.gravity.psu.edu/outreach

The Penn State Center hosts two of the Einstein's Messengers classroom activities and StarDate radio broadcast episodes about gravitational waves.

LIGO Scientific Collaboration: http://www.ligo.org/

Over 500 scientists around the world participate in LIGO research through the LSC. Find LSC activities and links to recent research papers.

National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/

The NSF supports a wide variety of research in the physical sciences. Find science updates and information on NSF involvement in science education activities.

American Museum of Natural History Gravitational Wave Exhibit: http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/?sid=a.f.gravity.20041101

Operate a virtual LIGO and learn more about the story of gravity.

Einstein@Home: http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu

Your computer can search for gravitational waves!

LIGO appreciates your completion of the evaluation card that you received with your copy of Einstein's Messengers. Your response will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the movie and of the supporting materials. If you wish to send additional feedback, if you have questions about the classroom activities or if you have ideas for additional activities or resources, send your comments to outreach@ligo-wa.caltech.edu