Planet Paths: Studying Planetary Orbital Paths
Learners define and identify planetary orbit, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola, and simulate Kepler's Second Law. They explore interactive websites demonstrating orbital motion and complete modeling activities.
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Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar System
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to...
7th - 12th Science
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
More on Orbitals and Electron Configuration
A more detailed description and definition of orbitals, and the role they play in the atomic world are the focus of this video. The "P Orbitals" are described by taking a close look at the carbon element's properties. The periodic table...
15 mins 7th - 10th Science
Could We Actually Live on Mars?
What would be the best place to live on Mars? A fascinating look at the geographical of Mars is sure to intrigue the future astronomers in your middle or high school class. A short video introduces learners to the different...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable