Everything Revolves Around You

There are a couple of things that orbit Earth; satellites and our moon. But how is it that these objects don't crash into Earth? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gravitational pull of Earth on the moon and the velocity at which the moon orbits Earth provides a balance; therefore, preventing a collision!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pause throughout the episode to clarify certain concepts discussed and check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • The ninth in a series of 15 videos that discuss the sun and its influence on Earth
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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