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Title Gravity and Orbits
Description This activity was developed for 5th and 6th grade classrooms, though can probably be used in a variety of settings. Students will be able to: • Draw motion of planets, Moons and satellites. • Draw diagrams to show how gravity is the force that controls the motion of our solar system. • Identify the variables that affect the strength of the gravity. • Predict how motion would change if gravity was stronger or weaker. The Student Activity includes pre- and post-labs, but these can be excluded.
Subject Astronomy, Earth Science, Physics
Level K-5, Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included No
Language Engleski
Keywords gravity, motion
Simulation(s) Gravitacija i orbita (HTML5), Gravitacija i Orbite

Author(s) Emily Moore, Kathy Perkins, Christine Denison, Trish Loeblein
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 2011.03.30
Date updated 2016.11.28