keplers orbital 1

keplers orbital 1 - Arizona B. Ranking Instructions: Rank...

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Astronomy Ranking Task: Kepler’s Laws – Orbital Motion Exercise #1 Description: The figure below shows a comet traveling in an elliptical orbit around the Sun. The comet is shown as it moves through four different segments of its orbit (labeled A, B, C, and D). During each segment of the orbit the comet sweeps out the triangular shaped area shaded in gray. Assume each of the shaded triangular shaped areas has the same size. A. Ranking Instruction: Rank the time it took (from greatest to least) for the comet to move along each of the segments (A – D) of the orbit. Ranking Order : Greatest 1 _______ 2 _______ 3 _______ 4 _______ Least Or, the time to travel each segment would be the same. ______ (indicate with check mark). Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: Copyright © 2005 Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team University of
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Unformatted text preview: Arizona B. Ranking Instructions: Rank the distance (from greatest to least) the comet traveled during each of the segments (A D) of the orbit. Ranking Order: Greatest 1 _______ 2 _______ 3 _______ 4 _______ Least Or, the distance traveled during each segment would be the same. ______ (indicate with check mark). Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: C. Ranking Instructions: Rank the speed (from slowest to fastest) of the comet during each segment (A D) of the orbit. Ranking Order: Slowest 1 _______ 2 _______ 3 _______ 4 _______ Fastest Or, the speed of the comet during each of the segments would be the same. ______ (indicate with check mark). Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: Copyright 2005 Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team University of Arizona...
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