Students study orbits and ellipses and see the differences between orbits and comets. In this investigative lesson students do an activity that shows them what objects are more like comets and fill out a worksheet.
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable