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Description:

This resource is a simulation-based activity relating to gravitational potential energy (GPE) as a function of satellite-earth distance. Users may adjust the speed and initial position of a satellite in earth's gravitational field. Visible vectors and energy bar graphs help the learner determine how to apply the law of energy conservation to predict the speed of an object moving in earth's gravitational field. Included in the "Help" section is a detailed lesson plan with suggested supplementary activities. This item is part of a larger collection of simulation-based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Motion in Two Dimensions,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Gravity,Space Science,Classical Mechanics,energy conservation,Orbits,Work and Energy,Informal Education,Higher Education,GPE,gravitational potential energy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080905120019301T,Conservation of Energy,satellites,Physics,Newton's Second Law,potential energy,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Central Forces,Technology,Geoscience

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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