Students generate parametric equations to describe the position of planets relative to the sun. They combine the equations to describe the position of Mars relative to Earth.
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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
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