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20160524 - Gravity and Orbits - 24 May 2016 - 14:00 - Stream 1

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Gravity and Orbits


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: CAASTRO in the Classroom


Presenter: Fiona Panther

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Date: 24 May 2016

Start Time: 14:00

End Time: 14:40

Duration: 40 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 22-May-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 10

Non-DEC Positions: 10

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 6

KLA Year/s: Year 12

Key Learning Area/s: Science

KLA Topic/s: Physics

KLA Keyword/s: gravity, orbits, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, Year 12


Event Overview: How can we use physics to explain the motion of the massive objects in our Solar System? Johannes Kepler explained the motion of the planets as they orbit the Sun, paving the way for Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation. A curriculum-focused Physics lecture based on content from the New South Wales Higher School Certificate “Space” Module and Australian Curriculum content: ACSPH093, ACSPH094, ACSPH095, ACSPH096, ACSPH101.

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