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, 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 answer keys.
Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
• Explain how astronomers use Newton’s Modified Version of Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion to study the Sun and planets.
• Use data about the orbital period of the Moon in order to determine the mass of the Earth.
• Calculate the Moon’s orbital speed and the size of the Moon's orbit.
• Calculate the size of the orbit of a geostationary satellite.
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