Earth & Space Science 1-2: Motion of Objects in Space
Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
What is gravity?
What objects in our Solar System is affected by gravity?
What are galaxies? Are they the same? What are their relative sizes and distances?
What factors change the effect of the strength of gravity? Gravity as an attractive force
How do objects in our solar system orbit? What pattern and path do they follow? What is their rate of orbits?
How is gravity and inertia involved?
How did the objects in our solar system and star systems get their orbital motion? What is angular momentum?
Does our solar system fit in a larger orbital system within the universe?
What type of force is gravity?
How does mass determine what orbits around what?
On the fabric of space lab, what general observations can you say about how objects of smaller/less mass and larger/more mass affect each other?
What is the hierarchy pattern of orbiting systems? (From small to large, what orbits around what?)
What would happen to an object too far away from the gravitational force of a planet?