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Rotation Velocity of a Galaxy

In this orbit of stars in galaxies instructional activity, students are given an equation that models the orbital speeds of stars as they relate to their distance from the nucleus of a galaxy. Students solve 5 problems using this equation and determine how fast stars orbit a galaxy, the maximum velocity of a star and the years it takes a star to complete an orbit.

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Grade
9th - 11th
Subjects
Math
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