- Put the falling satellite back into orbit
- Minimize the damage caused by a collision of the two satellites
As we start our new unit today's classes will repeat what was posted yesterday. We are going to finish our video and notes on Gravity. From there you will be in your new seats with your new partners this next unit. You will start documenting what you do know about motion, forces, gravity, and orbits with your partner on your new model. We will then finish the class by trying to dock with the International Space Station (ISS), showing just how hard it is to navigate in space.
- ESS 1-4 Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.
- PS 2-1 Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
- PS 2-2 Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
- PS 2-3 Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.*
- PS 2-4 Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.