Gravity And Orbits

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  • Gravitational Force
  • Circular Motion
  • Astronomy
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Topics

  • Gravitational Force
  • Circular Motion
  • Astronomy

Description

Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!

Sample Learning Goals

  • Describe the relationship between the Sun, Earth, Moon and space station, including orbits and positions
  • Describe the size and distance between the Sun, Earth, Moon and space station
  • Explain how gravity controls the motion of our solar system
  • Identify the variables that affect the strength of gravity
  • Predict how motion would change if gravity was stronger or weaker
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Teacher Tips

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Teacher-Submitted Activities

Concept questions for Physics using PhET (Inquiry Based) A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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Gravity and Orbits-Vector Concept A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein UG-Intro
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Gravity and Orbits A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Emily Moore, Kathy Perkins, Christine Denison, Trish Loeblein MS
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Lab Physics
Earth Science
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Solar System NGSS aligned A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. Debbie Brown MS Lab Earth Science
Gravity and Orbits Lesson A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. UTeach Middle School PhET Team MS Lab Earth Science
Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS Other Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Earth Science
How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS Other Chemistry
Biology
Physics
Earth Science
Mapping of PhET and IBDP Physics Jaya Ramchandani HS Other Physics
MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer MS
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Other Biology
Chemistry
Physics
PhET Simulations Aligned for AP Physics C Roberta Tanner HS Other Physics
Gravitação Paulo Gouveia HS
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Discuss
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Investigating the Parameters of Circular Orbits Bruce Palmquist UG-Intro
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Astronomy
Physics
Kepler's Laws and Orbits Simon Lees HS HW
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Physics
Astronomy
Student Guide for PhET - Gravity and Orbits Brian Libby MS
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Discuss
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Preguntas de razonamiento para todas las simulaciones HTML5 A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Diana López K-5
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Gravidade no "Gravity and Orbits (HTML5)" Artur Araújo Cavalcante e Gilvandenys Leite Sales Other
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[tradução] Gravidade, Orbitais e leis de Kepler Amanda Santos HS Guided Physics
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Gravitação Luis Carlos HS HW
Demo
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Aplicação e verificação das Leis de Kepler e Gravitação Universal. Vinicius Rodrigues Gomes de Freitas HS
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B5 GRAVEDAD Y ÓRBITAS FRANCISCO CRUZ CANTU HS Guided
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Albanian All shqip Download Run now Graviteti dhe Orbitat
Arabic All العربية Download Run now الجاذبية و الأفلاك
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) All العربية (السعودية) Download Run now الجاذبية والمدارات
Azerbaijani All Azerbaijani Download Run now Qravitasiya və Orbitlər
Basque All Basque Download Run now Grabitatea eta orbitak
Belarusian All беларускі Download Run now Гравітацыя і арбіты
Bosnian All Bosanski Download Run now Gravitacija i orbite
Bulgarian All български Download Run now Гравитация и орбити
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) Download Run now 重力和轨道
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Download Run now Gravity and Orbits_重力與軌道
Croatian All hrvatski Download Run now Gravitacija i orbita
Danish All Dansk Download Run now Tiltrækning og kredsløb
Dutch All Nederlands Download Run now Gravitatie en banen
Estonian All Eesti Download Run now Gravitatsioon ja orbiidid
Finnish All suomi Download Run now Painovoima ja kiertoradat
French All français Download Run now Gravité et orbites
Galician All Gallegan Download Run now Gravidade e Órbitas
Georgian All ქართული Download Run now ორბიტები და გრავიტაცია
German All Deutsch Download Run now Schwerkraft und Umlaufbahnen
Greek All Ελληνικά Download Run now Βαρύτητα και Τροχιές
Hebrew All עברית Download Run now כבידה ומסלולים
Hungarian All magyar Download Run now Tömegvonzás és keringési pályák
Indonesian All Bahasa Indonesia Download Run now Gravitasi dan Orbit
Irish All Gaeilge Download Run now Domhantarraingt agus Fithisí
Italian All italiano Download Run now Gravità e orbite
Japanese All 日本語 Download Run now 重力と軌道
Kannada All Kannada Download Run now ಗುರುತ್ವ ಮತ್ತು ಕಕ್ಷೆ
Kazakh All Kazakh Download Run now Гравитация және орбиталар
Khmer All Khmer Download Run now ទម្ងន់ និងគន្លង
Korean All 한국어 Download Run now 중력과 궤도
Latvian All Latviešu Download Run now Gravitācija un orbītas
Lithuanian All Lietuvių Download Run now Gravitacijos ir orbitos
Macedonian All македонски Download Run now Гравитација и орбити
Maori All Maori Download Run now Te Tō ā-papa me ngā Amio
Marathi All मराठी Download Run now गुरुत्वाकर्षण आणि कक्षा
Mongolian All Монгол (Монгол) Download Run now Гравитац Ба Орбит
Norwegian Bokmal All Norsk bokmål Download Run now Gravitasjon og baner
Oriya All Oriya Download Run now ମାଧ୍ୟାକର୍ଷଣ ଓ କକ୍ଷ
Persian All فارسی Download Run now گرانش و مدار
Polish All polski Download Run now Grawitacja, a orbity
Portuguese All português Download Run now Gravidade e Órbitas
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Download Run now Gravidade e Órbitas
Romanian All română Download Run now Gravitatia si Orbitele
Russian All русский Download Run now Гравитация и орбиты
Serbian All Српски Download Run now Гравитација и орбите
Slovak All Slovenčina Download Run now Gravitácia a obežná dráha
Slovenian All Slovenščina Download Run now Gravitacija in tir gibanja
Spanish All español Download Run now Gravedad y Órbitas Download teacher tips PDF
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Download Run now Gravedad y Órbitas Download teacher tips PDF
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Spanish (Spain) All español (España) Download Run now Gravedad y órbitas
Swedish All svenska Download Run now Gravitation och banor
Turkish All Türkçe Download Run now Yerçekimi ve Yörüngeler
Turkmen All Turkmen Download Run now Grawitasiýa we orbitalar
Ukrainian All українська Download Run now Гравітація і орбіти Download teacher tips PDF
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Download Run now Lực hấp dẫn và quỹ đạo

The new HTML5 sims can run on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as PC, Mac, and Linux systems.

iPad:
iOS 11+ Safari
iPad compatible sims

Android:
Not officially supported. If you are using the HTML5 sims on Android, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome.

Chromebook:
Latest version of Google Chrome
The HTML5 and Flash PhET sims are supported on all Chromebooks.
Chromebook compatible sims

Windows Systems:
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, latest version of Firefox, latest version of Google Chrome.

Macintosh Systems:
macOS 10.9.5+, Safari 9+, latest version of Chrome.

Linux Systems:
Not officially supported. Please contact phethelp@colorado.edu with troubleshooting issues.

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  • Emily Moore (lead designer)
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  • Kathy Perkins
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