Mars Motion in 1971
In this science worksheet, students read about the summer of 1971 when the Earth passed closer to Mars than it had since 1924. Students also learn about the retrograde motion of Mars as seen from Earth.
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Three Incorrect Laws of Motion
Do we know Newton's Laws of Motion as well as we think we do? Examine how observation alters what physics class teaches in an engaging video. The narrator acts out examples of each incorrect law and describes the examples in simple,...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Kepler's Third Law of Motion
Kepler and Newton make a great team! Derive Kepler's Third Law of Motion using Newton's work with gravitational forces. An installment of the Socratica "Astronomy" playlist explores the applications of Kepler's Third Law of Motion after...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Kepler's First Law of Motion—Elliptical Orbits
Discover the transition from circular orbit theories to elliptical orbits. An episode of a video series on astronomy models the different elliptical shapes of the orbits of the planets in the solar systems. Using string, the presenter...
3 mins 6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable