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Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

 
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Tides

Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create a graph of tidal ranges in New York City to explore how tides change as a result of the Moon's gravity

 
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Going Full Circle on Gravity and Orbits - Day 1

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The equations for period and velocity for a satellite moving in a circular orbit can be derived by combining Newton's Universal Law of Gravity and the centripetal force equations.

 
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Accurate Model of The Solar System

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The actual sizes of the planets and the distances between them is impossible to represent in a textbook.

 
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Going Full Circle on Gravity and Orbits - Day 2

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
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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Extrasolar Planets: Finding What We Can't See

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Extra-solar planets are too distant and dim to see with a telescope, yet over 1000 have been discovered because of their affect and interaction with their companion star.

 
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