Going Full Circle on Gravity and Orbits - Day 2

Unit 2: Forces in Two Dimensions
Lesson 14 of 16

Objective: Students determine that satellites in a certain orbit are geostationary based on observations and what they know about orbital periods.

Big Idea: There is one radius where a satellite's orbital period matches the rotation rate of the body and, if it is over the equator, it is a geostationary orbit.

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Orbiting Bodies, Science, gravity (Physics), Physical Science, orbital motion, centripetal force, physics, satellites, Forces
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