Investigating Gravitational Interactions

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Title Investigating Gravitational Interactions
Description This lesson uses PocketLab Notebook software to deliver lessons to students with the simulation embedded. Students will be able to: Model gravity and planetary orbits with the analogy of a two dimensional sheet of fabric warped by weights or balls to represent the effect of mass and gravity in space . Gather qualitative data that gravitational forces depend on the mass of the objects and are always attractive. Compare modelled orbit to a simulated orbit using PhET. Construct and Present Arguments around the affect of mass on gravitational forces using evidence from the models.
Subject Astronomy, Earth Science, Physics
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 90 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords gravity, notebook, orbits, pocketlab
Simulation(s) Gravitasi dan Orbit (HTML5), Gravitasi dan Orbit

Author(s) PocketLab
School / Organization PocketLab
Date submitted 21/06/22
Date updated 21/06/22