NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion

NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion
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NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Gravity and the Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
This easy-to-use, turnkey lesson plan is aligned with the NGSS High School Earth and Space Science performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas in ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe. The lesson plan includes a summary, a list of resources, learning outcomes, the NGSS alignment for the lesson, lesson procedures, one Science Literacy Activity. The lesson plan also includes a discussion question and sample responses, assessment questions and an answer key.

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Describe Newton’s imaginary experiment that involves shooting a cannon ball.
• Describe how Newton explained the orbital motion of the Moon around the Earth.
• Describe how Newton explained the orbital motion of the planets around the Sun.
• Explain how artificial satellites stay in their orbits.
• Explain why astronauts do not feel their weight in space.
• Explain how a satellite can stay in a geostationary equatorial orbit and above one point on the Earth’s equator at all times.
• Describe how air resistance affects artificial satellites.
• Calculate the orbital speed of a satellite.

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