Gravity and Orbits Virtual Lab

$2.00

Description

Students use PhET Sim to explore gravity and orbits in an inquiry based gravity and orbits virtual lab.

 

Check out the Sim here::

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/gravity-and-orbits/latest/gravity-and-orbits_en.html

 

This gravity and orbits virtual lab asks the question: How do gravity, mass, and distance affect movement in our Earth-Sun-Moon system?

 

Using the interactive simulation, students experiment by changing variables to create different scenarios. They will then report their observations and draw conclusions. To conclude, students will complete 3 short CER style questions.

 

Who is this gravity and orbits virtual lab resource for?

This resource can be used by classroom teachers, tutors, and parents of students in grades 6-9. It is ideal for classrooms with 1:1 devices and internet access.

How Can I Use this Resource?

  • Emergency Sub Plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Flipped Classroom pre-reading
  • Whole or small group opportunity to model and teach Close Reading strategies and annotation
  • Differentiation – Assign this webquest as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Homework
  • Creation of Independent Work Packet for students who are not able to be present for direct instruction.
  • Extension activity for early finishers or for students who show a special interest in the topic
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print 2 pages in one and cut apart. Glue mini pages into notebooks with room for annotations on the side
  • Interactive Notebooks: Print entire PDF as a mini booklet and add to notebooks using thesesimple instructions.

 

What’s Included?

Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.

 

Please take a look at the preview file to see more of this resource.

 

More questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email me at laneyleeteaches@gmail.com.

NGSS STANDARDS COVERED BY THIS GRAVITY AND ORBITS VIRTUAL LAB :

NGSSMS-ESS1-2
Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system. Emphasis for the model is on gravity as the force that holds together the solar system and Milky Way galaxy and controls orbital motions within them. Examples of models can be physical (such as the analogy of distance along a football field or computer visualizations of elliptical orbits) or conceptual (such as mathematical proportions relative to the size of familiar objects such as students’ school or state). Assessment does not include Kepler’s Laws of orbital motion or the apparent retrograde motion of the planets as viewed from Earth.

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