Lesson 4 Lab - Planetary Orbit Simulator
Answer the following questions after reviewing the “Kepler's Laws and Planetary
Motion” and “Newton and Planetary Motion” background pages.
Question 1: (1 point) Draw a line connecting each law on the left with a description of it
on the right.
Question 2: (1 point) When written as P
Kepler's 3rd Law (with P in years and a in
AU) is applicable to …
any object orbiting our sun.
any object orbiting any star.
any object orbiting any other object.
Question 3: (1 point) The ellipse to the right has an eccentricity of
Question 4: (1 point) For a planet in an elliptical orbit to “sweep out equal areas in equal
amounts of time” it must …
NAAP – Planetary Orbit Simulator 1/9