I think that your best idea is to do an experiment relating to some of the physics behind what a black hole is or how astronomers find them. Some ideas I had:
- Measuring the density of various materials. How does this compare to the density inside the event horizon of black holes of different masses? (I think the answer might surprise you!).
- Gravity. Any experiment you can think of to do with gravity can be linked to black holes. For example can you derive the 1/r2 law for gravity in the same way Newton did?
- Demonstrate the Doppler effect. How is this used to detect black holes?
- Make a spectrometer. How is this used to detect black holes? (Note 3 and 4 are related).
Hope that will give you some ideas to think about. Good luck with the project.
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