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written by Franklin Frazier and Eleanor Kopsian
This is an activity intended to help students understand orbital motion and Kepler's Laws through a comparison of a circle and an ellipse and the application of Kepler's Law of Elliptical Orbits.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Resources For the High School Classroom

In this activity students will explore orbital shapes and properties.

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F. Frazier and E. Kopsian, (2004), WWW Document, (http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9111.html).
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F. Frazier and E. Kopsian, Orbital Motion (2004), <http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9111.html>.
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Frazier, F., & Kopsian, E. (2004). Orbital Motion. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9111.html
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Frazier, Franklin, and Eleanor Kopsian. Orbital Motion. 2004. http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9111.html (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Frazier, Franklin, and Eleanor Kopsian. Orbital Motion. 2004. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph9111.html>.
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