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Calculating Orbital Speeds

Students are introduced to the regularities of planetary motion. They create a spreadsheet to calculate the speed of any orbiting body at apogee and perigee. Students then use the spreadsheet to compare the speeds of planets, moons, asteroids and comets.

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Resource Details

11th - 12th
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Database & Spreadsheet