Flight Paths of Orbiting Satellites
Students track the path of an orbiting object on globes, and plot the path of an orbiting object on flat world maps. They analyze and discuss why an object orbiting earth on a plane produce a flight path which appears as wavy lines.
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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