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The Solar System and the Forces Behind It

Sixth graders discover why planets stay in orbit. In groups, they use everyday materials to examine the effect of gravity of objects and calculate how mass changes based on gravitational pull. To end the activity, they discuss how satellites stay in orbit as well.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Usage Permissions
Fine Print