This 19 slide physics lesson package discusses the Law of Universal Gravitation, the Inverse-Square Law, Circular Orbits as well as the health effects on biological organisms during prolonged space travel. There are TWO videos embedded into the PowerPoint as well as a number of practice questions to keep your students engaged throughout the lesson and the answers are included on the teacher version. It is geared towards students who are in high school physics, either junior or senior years. The PowerPoint contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the Power Point) and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
- Law of Universal Gravitation
- Inverse-Square Law
- Extraterrestrial Gravity
- Objects in Circular Orbit
- Geosynchronous Orbits
- Our bodies in microgravity
- Interplanetary Travel
Within the unit - Forces and Motion, you can find the following lesson packages:
- Speed and Velocity in One and Two Dimensions
- Acceleration in One and Two Dimensions
- Acceleration due to Gravity
- Projectile Motion
- Frames of Reference
- Forces and Free-Body Diagrams
- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Exploring Frictional Forces
- Circular Motion
- Universal Gravitation
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The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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