Type:

Other

Description:

This simulation illustrates the physics of planetary orbits. The user can control the size and orbital path of the orbit. Each of Kepler's three laws and aspects of Newton's Law are each demonstrated. Velocity and acceleration vectors can be displayed, as well as the axes of the orbit. Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used. This resource is part of a larger collection of online labs for introductory astronomy.See Related Materials for a link to the full collection.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

Newton's First Law,Motion in Two Dimensions,NSDL,Solar System,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Interacting Objects,orbital period,Space Science,planets,Classical Mechanics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080103083814256T,Inertia in Motion,Fundamentals,Astronomy,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),astronomy lesson plans,planetary motion,Position & Displacement,semiminor axis,Physics,Newton's Second Law,semimajor axis,orbit,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Kepler's Laws,Education,Technology

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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