Kerbal Space Program is one of the best ways to show your students how orbits work, how Kepler’s Laws work, and how gravitation works. The level of depth and detail available to you extends from freshman physics all the way to college astrodynamics. Your students will learn about engineering, physics, and astronomy, all while playing a video game! This program would do equally well in a regular physics classroom, and AP physics classroom, an astronomy classroom, or a space science classroom.
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This is part of a series of activites on Science in Space from No More Boring Science.
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