Use Gravity Simulator For Your School's Science Fair Projects

Gravity Simulator is a program that uses a numeric integration to help you perform experiments in celestial mechanics and space flight.Scientists have used numeric integration to perform experiments since the invention of the computer.Gravity Simulator allows similar experiments to be conducted by high school students, or even an enthusiastic grade school student.Unlike most science fair projects, you can use Gravity Simulator to prove things that haven't been proven before.When a student tries to prove that a plant prefers Jazz music over Rock & Roll, they are conducting an experiment that has been done thousands of times.But search the Internet for data regarding planetary systems around stars near the core of the Milky Way Galaxy. You won't find much.But with Gravity Simulator you can model this scenario and make your own discoveries. Here are a few ideas for using Gravity Simulator for your science fair project:
  • Can planets orbit a star near the core of a galaxy?
  • Can planets exist in a binary star system?
  • Would it be possible for the Earth to have more than one moon?
  • Why doesn't Venus have any moons?
  • How does Jupiter affect the orbit of Mars?
  • Does the Moon have an affect on the orbit of spacecraft?
  • Does a globular cluster need a massive primary member?
  • Does a planet's distance from the Sun affect its sphere of influence?
  • How does the orbit of the Earth change over long time periods?
These are just a few ideas. If you need more suggestions, or if you need any help in setting up your starting conditions please e-mail me at