Was Kepler Correct?
Learners investigate the elliptical orbit around the Sun. They use the information gathered to measure the distance to the Sun from the closest orbital point and the farthest orbital point.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
New Review Earth, Can You Hear Me Now?
How long did you say? Class groups plot the distances between Earth and Mars and determine the trigonometric function that models the data. Using a calculator, they graph the function to determine when the distance and communication...
5 mins 10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review It All Comes Full Circle
How long does it take spacecraft go around the earth? Using the circular orbits of the space shuttle and the International Space Station, groups determine the distance traveled in one revolution, then calculate the distance traveled...
8 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Sun and Its Effects on Your Community
Why is the sun round? Examine this question, and others, with your pupils while teaching them how to live in a more earth-friendly environment. Pupils explore Sun composition and discuss how solar wind, sunspots, and solar energy affects...
7th - 12th Science
New Review Rendezvous For Two
Imagine the challenge of getting the space shuttle to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Groups must determine the elliptical transfer orbit needed to get the space shuttle from its orbit to the orbit of the International...
7 mins 10th - 12th 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