Calculating Orbital Speeds

Pupils 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

Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Database & Spreadsheet
Usage Permissions
Creative Commons
BY-NC: 3.0
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