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Universal Law of Gravity

Gravity is a constant force of attraction felt between all objects in the universe.

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Universal Law of Gravity

Students will learn to use Newton's Universal Law of Gravity equation to solve problems. They will also learn how the acceleration of gravity on Earth is calculated and a bit about gravitational fields in general.
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Universal Law of Gravity

Describes Isaac Newton's universal law of gravitational attraction.
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Space Station

Learn about orbits in the context of a next generation space station.
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Clarke's Dream

Learn about geosynchronous orbits and their use in satellite communication.
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Newton's Apple

Learn about the universal law of gravity and the role Newton played in relating terrestrial and celestial mechanics to one another.
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Size and Mass

Universal Law of Gravity Interactive
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Rocket Science

An explanation of how rockets work.
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The Tides

How do tides work?
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Minute Physics: What is Gravity?

A quick overview of what gravity is and how it applies to physics.
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Universal Law of Gravity Quiz - PPB

Tests conceptual understanding of universal gravitation and calculation of force due to gravity between two objects.
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Universal Law of Gravity Quiz

Reviews Newton's universal law of gravitational attraction and how to solve gravity problems.
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Universal Law of Gravity Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Universal Law of Gravity.
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Earth's Orbit

Explore the motion of heavenly bodies.
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