Orbits Are Odd

Are the other orbits taking place in the universe similar or different to Earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around Earth? This is the focus of a video that explains all different types of orbits out there, including black holes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research the different satellites that orbit Earth to find out what types of information they are gathering. Then, have group members create a poster and present it to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The 10th in a series of 15 videos that discusse the sun and its influence on Earth
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation demonstrates how Pluto's orbit is different from the other eight planets
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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