Gravity and Orbits - Hêza Rakêşanî | Livîna Bazneyî | Stêrknasî - PhET Interactive Simulations

Gravity and Orbits

Gravity and Orbits simulation


  • Hêza Rakêşanî
  • Livîna Bazneyî
  • Stêrknasî

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

Inclusive Features

  • Pan and Zoom;

    Pan and Zoom

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System Requirements


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Version 1.5.2