Grade LevelHigh School
AuthorsShannon Morey, Briley Lewis
This lesson conceptually explores Newton’s second law; specifically, the idea that acceleration is any change in velocity, not just speeding up or slowing down.
Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- explain the difference between speed and velocity.
- explain that an object in a circular or elliptical orbit is always accelerating due to the change in the direction of its motion.
- describe how a change in force can lead to a change in acceleration.
Science and Engineering Practices:SP6
MA Science and Technology/Engineering (2016):HS-PS2-1
Common Core Math/Language Arts Standards:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1
TagsKuiper Belt Object, acceleration, eccentricity, orbit, velocity
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