Gravity and Orbits Simulator

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Link to Resource: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-and-orbits
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:PhET Interactive Simulations
Summary:Move the Sun, Earth, Moon, and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS1-1; MS-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: earth; gravity; moon; space; sun
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