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Lesson Plan on Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
In this lesson, students will learn Kepler's three laws of planetary motion and learn about the properties of ellipses. The lesson includes an activity in which they construct the orbit of a planet, and use Kepler's third law to calculate its period of revolution. Objectives, background information, a materials list, instructions, and a student worksheet are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-425
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Program
http://near.jhuapl.edu/