Newton's Law of Gravitation Teacher Resources
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A flipped classroom lesson introduces astrophysics fanatics to Kepler's three laws of planetary motion. After reading about the laws of ellipses, equal areas, and harmonies, and also learning how Newton's gravitation concepts come into play, they answer nine questions as a review. When students return to class after exploring this assignment, review the answers to the questions and then provide some problem solving practice.
Challenge your students to come up with their own explanation of why this interesting mathematical law works! Sal, accompanied by Vi Hart, demonstrates BenfordÕs Law. They challenge the listeners to see if they can give an intuitive reason for why this law fairly accurately models certain number patterns. There is a follow-up video with an explanation.
New! Inverse Square Law
The inverse square law is revealed when your class participates in this activity. They move a graph paper or perfboard square back and forth in a square of light to see how the intensity changes. You will definitely want to add this illuminating activity to your collection of physics demonstrations.
In this gravitation worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on universal gravitation topics and Kepler's laws.
High school astrophysicists perform the classic activity of using a loop of string and two push pins to draw ellipses and calculate eccentricity. They also answer questions and solve problems using Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The worksheet sends learners to consult a "Planet Data Table" in their notes, so you will need to provide individual planet orbit information. It also refers to a specific textbook for definitions. Perhaps your best use of this resource is to simply imitate it as you create your own with specific references to your own classroom materials.
In this gravitational interaction worksheet, students use the equation for the law of universal gravitation to solve the provided problems. Students write the equation and make the appropriate substitutions.
Young scholars investigate the interdependence of mass and gravitational acceleration using computer simulation. For this physics lesson, students derive the formula for acceleration due to gravity. They calculate air resistance on falling objects.
Eighth graders comprehend Newton's Laws of Motion and to use the scientific method in rocketry sub-unit. They work through the scientific method. Students illustrate how science and Newton's Laws can be used in everyday situations and movement.
In this laws of forces worksheet, students are given 27 problems to solve given diagrams showing forces acting upon objects. Students find the forces acting upon the objects, the determine the opposing forces acting upon the objects and they find the reaction forces.
Students investigate the laws of thermodynamics. In this chemistry lesson, students explore the background of thermodynamics and identify the first and second laws and relate it to engines and refrigerators.
Fifth graders study Newton's three laws of motion in a whole group setting using their textbook as a resource. They work in small groups to create a multimedia presentation of one of the laws to present to the class. They design an activity that demonstrates one law, and photographic using a digital camera.
Students give examples of each of Newton's three laws as they occur in everyday experiences. They visually represent and differentiate the difference between a direct proportion and an inverse proportion. Students explain how the gravitational law affects the tides of the earth as they calculate the actual gravitational force between the sun and earth and the moon and earth to conclude which has the stronger influence.
In this Newton's laws instructional activity, high schoolers review the force of attraction, gravity, and motions. This instructional activity has 4 different versions with 10 multiple choice questions each.
Ninth graders utilize Newton's Laws of Motion to explain how things move, create poster illustrating each law of motion, and present and explain their poster to classmates.
Ninth graders write a journal entry showing what they know about Newton's Laws of Motion before watching a video and demonstrations of each law. They create a poster that illustrates the laws of motion which is graded using the attached rubric.
Students derive the velocity in a circular orbit of any radius. They derive the Earth escape velocity and prove Kepler's 3rd law for circular orbits # A simple formula for the orbital period in a circular Earth orbit of given radius.
Students examine Kepler's Laws. They confirm Kepler's 3rd law by comparing orbital periods and mean distances for all major planets and study conic sections, qualitatively.
Pupils explore Newton's laws, including what they state, and what the intuitive meaning is of the first and third laws.
Students participate in lessons on Forces and Newton's Laws by selecting activities and assignments to complete in a Layer Unit. Students select assignments and activities in the C Level, B Level, and A Level.