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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion Described Using Earth Satellites

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars examine the orbits of the more than 1,400 satellites that orbit Earth and visualize the application of Kepler's laws. They observe patterns of orbital periods and velocity as a function of distance from Earth to facilitate...
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Kelper's Laws Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
Using an online planetary simulator, astrophysics learners explore each of Kepler's laws. The 13-page printable handout walks them through the activity, which also includes using string, pushpins, and a pencil to model three different...
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Worksheet 32: Kepler's Law

For Teachers 11th - 12th
In this math worksheet, learners are given 8 questions regarding Kepler's first law of motion. The questions include definitions, short essay explanations, and formulaic expressions.
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Exoplanets through Kepler’s Laws

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The majority of all confirmed exoplanets relied on Kepler's laws to discover their locations. Scholars learn how to apply Kepler's laws and then practice using data to discover exoplanets. They benefit from NASA video footage, NOVA...
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Kepler Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your physics or astronomy class to Kepler's laws of planetary motion with this straightforward worksheet. It covers the basic concepts of each and has learners answer questions to demonstrate their grasp on them. You could use...
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Lab: Kelper's Laws of Planetary Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Kepler's Laws WS II

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Kepler's Law worksheet, students solve five problems using Kepler's three different laws to find velocities of objects moving in an orbit and to find orbital periods and orbital speeds.
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Kelper's Three Laws

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Kepler's Law-Worksheet #2

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Kepler's Law worksheet, students answer 8 questions about the orbits of satellites, the rotation of planets, the eccentricity of the moon's orbit and the distance planets are from the sun using Kepler's laws.
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Universal Gravity and Kelper's Laws Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
High school physicists apply their knowledge of planetary motion. Using Kepler's three laws, Newton's law of universal gravitation, and the provided properties of the moon, sun, and Earth, they proceed to solve 23 problems. An answer key...
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Kepler's Third Law Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Common sense says that the farther a planet is from the sun, the longer the orbit. Kepler turned common sense into his third law by quantifying this relationship. Classes explore Kepler's Third Law through an interactive tutorial. They...
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Kepler's Second Law Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Kepler decided to think outside the box and discovered that planets orbit in elliptical patterns. An engaging activity demonstrates the elliptical orbit pattern in relationship to the area of a planet to explain Kepler's Second Law....
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How Does the Kepler Telescope Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In March 2009, NASA launched the Kepler Space Telescope to look for exoplanets. Almost immediately, it identified planets and has continued to work for many years. An informative video introduces this telescope, how it works, and shares...
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Homework on Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Kepler's Law worksheet, students answer questions given a diagram of the orbits of two planets about the sun. They use Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion to answer the questions.
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Kepler's Laws Review

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Kepler's Laws worksheet, students answer questions about Kepler's three specific laws. They identify what the Elliptical Orbit Law, the Equal Area Law and the Harmonic Law mean.
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Kepler's Third Law of Motion

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Kepler and Newton make a great team! Derive Kepler's Third Law of Motion using Newton's work with gravitational forces. An installment of the Socratica "Astronomy" playlist explores the applications of Kepler's Third Law of Motion after...
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Kepler's Second Law of Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Orbital velocity of planets change. Kepler's Second Law of Motion attempts to explain and predict the change in velocity. Scholars learn how to apply this law as they watch the video lesson.
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Gravity

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Can you feel the weight of the world? After viewing this PowerPoint, your physics class will. They learn that because of the gravitational pull of the sun, Earth does not go flying off into space. They also learn how to use the universal...
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Kepler's Laws-Worksheet #1

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Kepler's laws worksheet, students solve 8 problems using Kepler's laws to find the eccentricity of the planet's orbit, to determine the average distance of Haley's comet from the sun and to determine Kepler's constant for each...
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Light Curves of Kepler's First Five Discoveries

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Kepler missions discovered and confirmed more than 2,650 exoplanets to date. A video shares the data from the first five discoveries. It provides graphs and diagrams to put each discovery in perspective to help scholars discuss the...
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Kepler's Laws WS 1

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Kepler's law instructional activity, students calculate the orbital periods, the radii of planets' orbits, and the orbital speeds of satellites using Kepler's law.
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Lab 6: Kepler's Laws

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A 15-page package thoroughly teaches your physics or astronomy learners about Kepler's three laws of planetary motion. Each one is stated and explained. Class members answer questions, solve problems, and participate in the classic...
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Kepler's First Law of Motion—Elliptical Orbits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the transition from circular orbit theories to elliptical orbits. An episode of a video series on astronomy models the different elliptical shapes of the orbits of the planets in the solar systems. Using string, the presenter...

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