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written by James Kaler and Richard Crutcher
published by the University of Illinois Department of Astronomy
This page contains interactive animations on each of Kepler's three laws: the Law of Ellipses, the Equal-Areas Law, and the Harmonic Law.   The author uses a conversational writing style to describe each law and give directions for using the animations.  This is an introductory resource that is designed for users who have little background in astronomy.  

It is part of a larger collection of materials developed to support teachers and learners of astronomy.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
= Kepler's Laws
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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This resource is part of 3 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Activities

Three simple and engaging interactive animations to help beginning students understand Kepler's three laws.

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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy: An Historical Perspective

Three simple and engaging interactive animations to help beginning students understand Kepler's three laws.

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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Resources for the K-8 Classroom

Three simple and engaging animations with kid-friendly explanations of Kepler's Laws.  Appropriate for middle school classrooms with teacher guidance.

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J. Kaler and R. Crutcher, (University of Illinois Department of Astronomy, Urbana, 2000), WWW Document, (http://projects.astro.illinois.edu/data/KeplersLaws/).
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J. Kaler and R. Crutcher, Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion (University of Illinois Department of Astronomy, Urbana, 2000), <http://projects.astro.illinois.edu/data/KeplersLaws/>.
APA Format
Kaler, J., & Crutcher, R. (2000). Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from University of Illinois Department of Astronomy: http://projects.astro.illinois.edu/data/KeplersLaws/
Chicago Format
Kaler, James, and Richard Crutcher. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion. Urbana: University of Illinois Department of Astronomy, 2000. http://projects.astro.illinois.edu/data/KeplersLaws/ (accessed 23 April 2014).
MLA Format
Kaler, James, and Richard Crutcher. Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion. Urbana: University of Illinois Department of Astronomy, 2000. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://projects.astro.illinois.edu/data/KeplersLaws/>.
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