Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites

Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
Science Literacy Activity #33 Orbital Motion of Planets, Moons and Satellites
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This easy-to-use science literacy activity 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. It includes learning objectives, the NGSS alignment for the activity, one science literacy article, assessment questions and an answer key. The activity is ideal to supplement an astronomy, earth and space science lesson or as a substitute teacher lesson plan.

This activity is also included in NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #33 Orbital Motion .

Upon completion of this activity, 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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